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On Thursday, Feb. 28 beginning at 3 p.m., crews from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the inside northbound lane of Interstate 55 at Coldwater while equipment is staged.

At 9 p.m., crews will close State Route 306 at the I-55 interchange. At 10 p.m., northbound traffic on I-55 will be diverted to the off ramp and back up the on ramp at Exit 271.

The temporary closure is expected to end at Friday, March 1 at 5 a.m.

The closure is necessary to allow crews to place beams for the I-55 bridge replacement project.

Advanced warning signs will be in place. Flaggers and law enforcement will also be on site.

Motorists are reminded to be on high alert for roadside workers during this closure. Learn how to navigate a highway work zone safely, as well as other safe driving tips at 

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