Homeless fence going up at Canton Mart Road underpass
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A second fence designed to prevent the homeless from camping under interstate overpasses in Northeast Jackson is going up.
Construction began Tuesday on a fence at the Canton Mart Road/I-55 North underpass and is expected to be completed by November 1, said Mississippi Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Michael Flood.
A third fence will go up after that, at the Northside Drive/I-55 underpass, it too is expected to be completed by November 1, Flood said.
The work is being conducted by Jefcoat Fence. The company was awarded a $246,807 contract by the Mississippi Transportation Commission this summer.
Last year, the state installed a fence at the Adkins Boulevard/Beasley Road underpass along I-55.
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