VICKSBURG, MISS… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is set to begin paving a three mile section of Mississippi Highway 465. The paving project will take place within the existing right of way, through traffic will be affected but not closed. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena counties. Construction will begin on September 6th, with an estimated completion time of two months.
The paving project is being completed in conjunction with Mississippi levee enlargement project along Mississippi Highway 465. Paving construction will be completed by Riley Bridge Company of Russellville, Alabama. This is their first contract with the Corps, and a second contract has been signed to work on another section of the highway at a later date.
This section of Mississippi Highway 465 currently contains loose gravel but during the next two months it will be paved. The mobilization portion of the project will begin on September 6th. The public can expect to see the center lane line staked and large construction equipment. This section of the highway will be graded, a tack coat will be laid and paving will begin.
The paving asphalt is coming directly from Vicksburg and will be laid in three lifts. When the paving is complete a crushed stone layer will be laid on the shoulder for stabilization and to prevent runoff. Lane striping will be the final step in the completion of this project.
Release no. 17-021