MDOT sets detour at Highway 7-9 intersection roundabout project

Published 11:12 am Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Mississippi Department of Transportation began diverting traffic this week at the intersection of Highway 7 and 9 and will run through the end of October.

On Monday at 7 a.m., traffic began being detoured to a newly constructed detour road to the south of the project. The detour is expected to remain in place until Oct. 28 at 9 a.m., according to MDOT.

The detour is due to the new roundabout being stalled at the intersection of Highway 7 and 9, a project that has been in development since 2019. The new roundabout is to help ease traffic issues at an intersection that is at the bottom of a hill where Highway 7 splits towards Water Valley and turns into Highway 9 heading south towards Bruce.

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Detour signs are placed at the detour and MDOT is advising drivers to slow down and be on alert for roadside crews as they approach the construction area.