Photo by Sue Watson
Holly Springs Utility Department employees tackle a big job of putting up new poles and lines in the Salem Bridge area. Electric service has to be moved before the construction of the Salem Bridge overpass can begin.
Photo by Barry Burleson
Work on completing the four-laning of Highway 72 in Marshall County is moving forward.

Highway projects moving along

Three projects in the works in Marshall County are progressing well, according to Mitch Turner, engineer with the Batesville office of the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

The contract for the Salem Bridge replacement in Holly Springs is scheduled to be awarded in September, Turner said.

“The work will most likely start this fall but may not start until spring,” Turner said.

Four-lane construction of the last four miles of Highway 72 in Marshall County is also expected to be completed in late September, he said

He said the remaining section of I-269 in Marshall County will most likely open in late September.

“That will complete the route from I-55 to Ten­nessee,” Turner said.

No four-lane in plans from Oxford to Holly Springs

MDOT has no plans to four-lane Highway 7 South from Holly Springs to Oxford, Turner said.

Four-laning Highway 7 south of Oxford to Hwy. 9

There is no immediate activity on planned four-lane construction of Highway 7 South from Oxford to the intersection with Highway 9 West, Turner said.

The rights of way have been purchased for this project, but construction is on hold until sufficient funding is available, he said. There is no projected date for the construction to begin.

Highway 7 South from Oxford turns westward at the intersection with Highway 9. It continues on to Water Valley and Coffeeville and connects to I-55 about 3 miles north of Grenada.

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