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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2008

 

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR REGARDING CONTRAFLOW OPERATIONS IN MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA

 

The State of Mississippi is assisting Louisiana with contraflow operations for Interstate 59 and Interstate 55. This means all lanes will be dedicated to northbound traffic beginning Sunday at 4:00 a.m.

 

Contraflow will end in MS just south of Poplarville on Interstate 59 and at the Highway 84 interchange near Brookhaven on Interstate 55.

 

It is expected that areas near these routes and all other major northbound highways will experience congestion as a result of evacuation traffic from both Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Please consider this if you plan to travel on or near these routes."