Smart highway coming to Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Harnessing technology to improve traffic flow. That’s the idea behind a project called Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Mississippi Department of Transportation is spending $10 million to enhance safety on Interstate 10 in Jackson County.

MDOT is installing 40 miles of fiber optic cable along the busy highway. It will provide the critical information highway that will allow MDOT to analyze traffic conditions and transmit that information directly to drivers….

…Along with the traffic flow initiative, MDOT is also about to begin work on a two-year, $40 million widening project on I-10 in Jackson County. The interstate will be widened from four to six lanes between the Ocean Springs and Vancleave exits.