The state Department of Transportation this week announced plans to remove the signal light on Highway 67 in front of St. Patrick Catholic High School.
MDOT said it was a result of a four-lane construction project on Highway 67 in Harrison County. The signal will be removed Wednesday, according to a press release.
Officials said all traffic must access St. Patrick's school from the Tradition Parkway. The school's main entrance at Three Rivers Road will be closed from Wednesday morning until Friday afternoon to complete construction activities associated with the opening of Highway 67.
"Three Rivers Road will remain open while the temporary signal is removed; however, motorists traveling to the school will need to use the alternate school entrance from Wednesday through Friday," said MDOT Construction Engineer Red Stringfellow. "All school traffic will be directed to use the Tradition Parkway entrance during these three days."
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The 10-mile Highway 67 project, involving roadway from Interstate 110 to Highway 605 at Three Rivers Road connecting D'Iberville to the Tradition community, was awarded to Warren Paving of Hattiesburg and Gulfport for approximately $37.5 million.
Highway 67 from Interstate 110 to U.S.49 officially will open to traffic Friday.
Read more about this story in Tuesday's Sun Herald.