Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:33:46 GMT
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Construction continues on the small section of Highway 49, just north of Harrison Central High School. The $6.8 million project started back in the fall of 2012, and it still has a little over a year left.
M-DOT Engineer Paula Wiles said that the northbound bridge is almost done.
"We have just completed the bridge deck for the first bridge. We still have some additional work to do on it."
According to Wiles, after the northbound side is complete, the next step is the southbound bridge. In order to work on that side, the southbound traffic will be diverted to the new northbound side.
But there's a lot that has to be done before that can happen.
"Hopefully within the next two months, we'll have it ready. Of course, that's all depending on weather," Wiles said.
Weather has certainly been an issue recently when it comes to construction.
"The cold and the rain have really slowed down the progress on this project," she said.
Progress can also bring an added danger. Though the Highway Patrol hasn't recorded an extreme number of accidents in the construction zone, there have been some. Mississippi Highway Patrol Corporal Jason Gazzo said, "First day of school at Harrison Central, we had multiple vehicle crash, with multiple children. Minors, sent to the hospital."
He said that none of the minors had serious injuries.
A week and a half ago, when the first freeze hit, there was a multiple car pileup at the construction site. M-DOT officials said the construction wasn't to blame.
"That was actually in the southbound lanes, coming across the existing bridge, so it was not in the construction area," said Wiles.
She also had some advice for drivers in the area.
"Just be careful of the workers, and go slowly through a construction zone."