East Metropolitan Parkway
The East Metropolitan Parkway project is a regional controlled access parkway approximately 5.0 miles in length, beginning near the interchange of Interstate 20 with Mississippi Highway 18, and then running north-northwest and terminating at Mississippi Highway 25 near Old Fannin Road. Due to the Parkway’s regional
relevance, linking the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport with the cities of Brandon, Flowood, and Pearl and providing these entities with a vital transportation and economic development corridor, a joint commission (EMCC) with representatives from each stakeholder was established to oversee project development.
Estimated construction cost
Waggoner and partners were selected by the EMCC to provide environmental, route, and traffic studies, along with preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition, utility relocation, and construction engineering services.
Length of East Metro Parkway
Construction Begins on Segments 3 & 4
With total construction cost estimated at $45 million, the project was segmented into four viable segments. To date, design is complete on all segments and construction has been completed on segments 1 and 2. Construction on segments 3 and 4 is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2019.
The project is being funded by federal, county, and local appropriations and is administered through MDOT’s Local Public Agency Division.