Colonial Circle Bridge official open to traffic

Colonial Circle Bridge reopens
Colonial Circle Bridge reopens(Jackson City Councilman Ashby Foote)
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 9:57 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Colonial Circle Bridge in north Jackson is now officially open to the public.

The bridge was reopened Tuesday night after the construction crew performed final inspections, the city said.

The bridge sits on Colonial Circle off of Old Canton Road. It was originally deemed unsafe for travel in April of 2021.

It was shut down after it was deemed unsafe for travel. Since April 2021, hundreds of drivers have been diverted daily from Adkins Boulevard to Old Canton Road to bypass the bridge.

A 5-million-gallon-per-day water leak nearby caused major delays in the project’s completion.

The city approved the funds to repair the bridge in February 2023.

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