Drivers will have to find a new route to work and shopping for the next 5 weeks as Cedar Lake Road is closed for utility work north of Interstate 10 and south of the Cedar Lake Bridge.
The detours starts Monday and contractor Jay Bearden Construction expects the road to re-open Dec. 16.
The detour will divert drivers onto Popp's Ferry Road and Old Highway 67.
Crews will be installing sewer manholes, sewer mains and other services along the half-mile stretch of road. The work is to extend sewer service at Cedar Lake to serve Holly Bluff Circle, Spring Road, Summer Lane, Easy Lane, Silkwood Lane and residences and business along Cedar Lake Road north of I-10, the city said in a press release Tuesday.
The $2.55 million project is funded by Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's State Revolving Loan Fund. The project, including four new sewer pumping stations, should be completed late summer or early fall of 2017, weather permitting.