MDOT restricts 18-wheeler traffic on Highway 49 bridge in Rankin County

MDOT restricts 18-wheeler traffic on Highway 49 bridge in Rankin County
Commercial vehicle restriction on U.S. Highway 49 bridge in Rankin County. Source: MDOT

RICHLAND, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that they have immediately restricted commercial vehicle traffic on U.S. Highway 49 bridge in Rankin County.

MDOT bridge inspectors have found damage to the Highway 49 southbound bridge over Richland Creek in Rankin County and the weight of 18-wheeler traffic is causing more damage.

All commercial truck traffic will need to exit U.S. Highway 49 southbound at the scale area and take the West Frontage Road to Old U.S. Highway 49 back to U.S. Highway 49 southbound.

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