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Posted 8/18/2014

Release no. 14-066

Alice Bufkin

Highway 465 Portions Closed Temporarily Due to Corps Levee Projects

Vicksburg, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is working to complete the Mississippi River levee enlargement projects along Mississippi Highway 465. This work will necessitate the temporary closing of portions of Highway 465 to all through traffic. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena Counties.

The levee roadway near Albermarle Lake and Goose Lake Road for the Item 468-L project will be barricaded on the south end at intersection of Goose Lake Road and Highway 465 near station 8148+00 and on the north end near station 8148+00 where Highway 465 ramps up onto the Mississippi River Levee.

The Item 463-L project area is located in the vicinity of Lake Chotard and Laney’s Boat Camp. Removal of the roadway surfacing on the Item 463-L project will begin on 19 August. The roadway will be barricaded from the upper end near station 8305+00 and to the lower end near 8450+00.

In coordination with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, local traffic only will be maintained around the work areas. Signage will be posted to alert through traffic of closure of Highway 465.

Work on Item 468-L is expected to be completed by fall 2014. The project construction for Item 463-L is scheduled to be completed in approximately one year.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. Flood damage risk reduction is the primary mission of Vicksburg District’s four Mississippi lakes, backwater levees and structures. Since its inception, the Mississippi River and Tributaries flood risk reduction projects have cumulatively prevented approximately $612 billion of flood damage. For more information visit our website.