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Flood 2011

MDOT Roadway Information Update




JACKSON, MISS. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation would like to inform motorists of the following roadway information regarding the Mississippi River high flood waters. MDOT is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide accurate information regarding the high flood water at the Mississippi River. MDOT is continuously updating survey data along with the Corps who are updating inundation maps to identify the affected roadways. “It is important that everyone use this time we have in preparation for the crisis that is to come,” said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. Below is a list of present road closures, probable and possible future closures, for MDOT maintained routes due to the Mississippi River flooding. This list will be updated continually and is subject to change if predicted water levels change.  MDOT intends to keep all roads open until they become affected by high flood waters. CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES

  • SR 465: Warren & Issaquena County between US 61 & Eagle Lake – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • US 61: Warren & Claiborne Counties- South of Vicksburg, North of Port Gibson, at the Big Black River crossing:  No estimated date available at this time.
  • US 61: Warren County – North of Vicksburg at the US 61/SR 3 intersection near Redwood: Estimated closure date is May 14.
  • US 61: Warren County – North of Vicksburg at the US 61/SR 465 intersection north of Yazoo River Bridge near Redwood:  Estimated closure date is May 15.
  • SR 3: Warren County – Approximately 2.3 miles north of the US 61/SR 3 intersection:  Estimated closure date is May 15.
  • SR 3: Yazoo County – Starting approximately 0.65 miles north of the SR 3/SR 433 intersection and continuing northward for 2 miles –near Satartia: Estimated closure date is May 19.
  • SR 16 / SR 149 (Old Hwy 49W): Yazoo County – Whittington Auxiliary Channel near Wolf Lake to Yazoo River
o   Between Whittington Levee & Erickson Rd. Estimated closure date is May 9. o   Between Erickson Rd. and Yazoo River Estimated closure date: May 14.
  • US 49W: Humphreys & Yazoo Counties – Wittington Auxiliary Channel South of Silver City to Yazoo River – estimated closure date is May 16.
  • · US 49E – Yazoo and Holmes County – North of Eden
  • SR 1: Sharkey/Issaquena County – West of US 61 at the SR 1/SR 465 intersection – no estimated date is available at this time.
  • SR 16/County Road 16: Sharkey County – in the vicinity of Delta National Forrest has no estimated date available at this time.
  • · SR 3 – Yazoo County – at Yazoo City
  • US 49E – Yazoo County – near Mississippi Chemical
MDOT would like to remind motorists to visit the website at for a list of road closures and probable future closures due to flooding. For the most up-to-date information in your area, please visit and sign up for your traffic alerts.  Also, visit to get the latest traffic information from on your mobile device. MDOT advises the public to pull off the road to a safe location if you need to check the website while driving. MDOT’s number one concern is the safety of the traveling public. For more information, contact the MDOT Public Affairs Division at 601-359-7074.]]]]> ]]>

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