Troubled interstate project remains on schedule
Published: September 26,2013
Tags: construction, contractor, Dick Hall, Hill Brothers Construction, infrastructure, interstate, Interstate 55, Madison County, Michael Flood, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Transportation Commission, road, roadbuilder, roadbuilding, transportation, travel, W.G. Yates and Son Construction Co.
MADISON COUNTY — A multimillion-dollar project to widen lanes between two Madison County interchanges on I-55 is on schedule despite having to hire a new contractor.
The Clarion-Ledger reports W.G. Yates and Son Construction Co. is working about 12 hours a day, seven days a week to reach the target completion date of November 2014.
Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Flood says the $85.5 million project began in May 2012.
MDOT and the Federal Highway Administration approved Yates Construction as the new contractor for the project after Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall announced last month that Hill Brothers Construction is no longer working on the project.
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