Two bridge replacement projects to begin Monday in Clinton

Eastbound East Main Street, between Pearl Street and Old Tyler Road is now closed and will...
Eastbound East Main Street, between Pearl Street and Old Tyler Road is now closed and will remain closed until approximately 5 p.m. today to allow for repairs.(KTRE)
Updated: Jan. 3, 2021 at 3:05 PM CST
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CLINTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Two bridge replacement projects are slated to begin on January 4, 2021 in Clinton, meaning detours and road closures for motorists.

Permanent repairs to the Cynthia Road bridge near Magnolia Road and the Kickapoo Road bridge between Pinehaven and Clinton-Tinnin Roads are scheduled to begin on January 4, 2021.

During construction, Cynthia Road will be closed between Magnolia Road and Southern Trace Boulevard. Kickapoo Road will be closed between Pinehaven Road and Lake Hollow

Road closures will begin on January 4 and detours will be posted. Motorists traveling Cynthia Road from Highway 49 the area will need to take alternate routes to approach Arrow Drive and Traceway Park.

Residents accessing Kickapoo Road from Pinehaven Road will follow detours to Williamson Road to Clinton-Tinnin Road.

It is anticipated that the construction will take 4 – 6 months to complete each project. Concrete pilings will be used in the construction instead of timber pilings to lengthen the life of the bridge.

The replacement cost for the Cynthia Road bridge is $863,019.50. The

Kickapoo Road replacement is budgeted at $540,057.30.

According to Mayor Phil Fisher, “I am excited for these projects to move forward. A permanent fix has been our goal and these bridge replacements are an important component in upgrading our infrastructure for the next generation. Infrastructure investment has been one of our five priorities to move Clinton forward. In 2020 alone, over $3 million was spent on road replacements and paving projects in the city.”

Additional road and bridge projects are slated for completion in 2021. Midway Road bridge replacement should begin in mid-2021 following design approvals from MDOT.

Arrow Drive will see the addition of a new walking trail from Pinehaven Road to Cynthia beginning in March. Arrow Drive will also see new pavement in the summer as part of the 2021 paving plan. Additionally, over $1.2 Million has been budgeted for street paving throughout the city in 2021.

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