Temporary road closure signals final stages of construction project

Map showing location of road closure: Stone Boulevard will be closed from Blackjack Road south to Wise Center Drive.

A portion of Stone Boulevard near Mississippi State’s Wise Center Drive will close temporarily beginning May 8.

The closure is part of the south entrance road project, which begins at Poorhouse Road and stretches about 3.5 miles to connect with Blackjack Road at the Stone Boulevard intersection. The new corridor for traffic to and from campus is projected to open in late August before the start of football season.

The temporary closure will include the section of Stone Boulevard from Blackjack Road south to Wise Center Drive, said David Howell, engineer for MSU’s Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Howell said he expects the road to remain closed for approximately two months, but “the timeframe could be a little shorter or longer depending on factors such as weather,” he said.

People most impacted will be those driving to and from the University Recreational Facility, the H.H. Leveck Animal Research Center (also known as South Farm), and the Wise Center, home to MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

All traffic to the University Recreational Facility, the Animal Research Center and the Wise Center will be routed onto Wise Center Drive via the main entrance located on Blackjack Road, which will remain open.

Contact MSU’s facilities management service desk at (662) 325-2005 with questions or concerns.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Allison Matthews | Public Affairs

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