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Highway 43 overlay project nearing completion

Commissioner Charles Busby, Southern Transportation District, has announced an update to a Mississippi Department of Transportation project in Lawrence County.

An overlay project is nearing completion on State Route 43 from County Road 43A to State Route 184 in the county. All work is complete except for final striping, which will be placed when weather conditions allow. The $3 million project was awarded to Dickerson and Bowen Inc. and is expected to be completed in spring 2024.

“As I begin my term as Southern District Transportation Commissioner, I’m excited to see the new year start off strong with many large projects getting underway in the southwest region of the state,” said Busby. “I’m pleased to see funds from the Legislature and federal government at work to enhance infrastructure safety for the traveling public.”

Stay up to date on MDOT’s significant, active projects by visiting The webpage provides up-to-date information on project timelines, progress, and any potential road closures or detours that may be associated with the project.

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