RALEIGH, MS - This week, crews with the Beat 1 Supervisor's Office closed two seperate sections of County Road 19 for two improvement projects.
The first closure is from the junction of County Road 84 south to County Road 19-G in the Center Ridge community. This closure has no set completion date at this moment, and we expect the project to take several weeks.
The second closure is within Taylorsville at the Fisher Creek bridge. This bridge has been structurally deficient for a period of time now, and was allocated funds to be replaced under the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund that the Mississippi Legislature authorized during the 2018 Extraordinary Session.
This closure will be a long-duration event that involves the complete replacement of the bridge. Access to homes on County Road 19 between the northern closure and the southern closure can be made via State Route 37 and County Road 72.
We understand that these closures will be a inconvenience for several months, but we ask for the patience of the traveling public as we work to improve Smith County's transportation network.