Expect delays on Highway 332

Highway 332 north of Grenada is getting some new asphalt.

Staff Writer

   Drivers may expect some minor delays and inconveniences over the next month as crews overlay the asphalt on Highway 332, north of town.
   The Mississippi Department of Transportation contracted the work to Jackson-based Superior Contracting LLC.
   According to MDOT Assistant District Construction Engineer Tony Sheffield, the work will cover a stretch of approximately three miles, stretching northeast from Hwy. 51 nearly to the airport.
   The price tag for the project is just under $1 million, Sheffield said.
   “The road has been there a while, and asphalt just needs overly once every so many years,” said Sheffield.
   A heavily trafficked road, such as roads bearing single and double digits, might need overlay every six or eight years, Sheffield said. A lesser-traveled, three-digit road, like 332, might see as many as 20 years of use with one overlay, Sheffield said.
   ‘Those are just very rough estimates, of course,” Sheffield said.
   The completion date for the work is April 10, according to Sheffield.  
   “Mainly we want to encourage safety,” said Sheffield. “Those who may conveniently take another route should do so, but delays won’t be long. We want folks to remember to please slow down and keep their eyes open for workers.”

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