Traffic Alert: Milling begins on Northside Drive today

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Milling will begin Wednesday off Northside Drive from I-55 to State Street.

This is in preparation to start paving no later than Monday. The milling process will remove the top 2 1/2 inches of asphalt. The first layer of asphalt will be a 1-inch intermediate layer to provide a smoother surface, followed by a final 1 1/2 surface. The asphalt that will be used is warm mix asphalt which is designed to be laid in temperatures as low as 40 degrees. Traditional hot mix asphalt requires a minimum temperature of 50 degrees. The milling will be ongoing until finished.

The City of Jackson

Drivers should reduce speed and expect lane closures in both directions while crews are working.

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