The City of Ridgeland hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lake Harbour Drive Extension Project on April 13. A new four-lane divided roadway will be constructed, extending Lake Harbour Drive from Highway 51 to Highland Colony Parkway.
Mayor Gene McGee said, “The extension of Lake Harbour Drive from Highway 51 will provide a critical east-west corridor that will greatly enhance transportation in Ridgeland. This roadway is very important for the reduction of traffic in the Jackson Street area. It will also extend the multiuse trail system. After completion, motorists will be able to travel from Highland Colony Parkway all the way into Rankin County.”
Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall and Mayor Gene McGee (l-r) show the project overview map for the Lake Harbour Drive Extension Project. The new roadway will be four-lane divided with a multiuse trail, taking Lake Harbour Drive from Highway 51 to Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. This important east-west connector road for Ridgeland will enhance transportation for the greater metro area.
“We are pleased to partner with the City of Ridgeland on a project that will further connect this community and improve efficiency for residents in this area,” said Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. “Helping local communities with these kinds of projects supports economic growth and development for the city and the state.”
The first phase of the project will be a box culvert replacement under the Canadian National Railway. The City of Ridgeland is advertising for construction bids. The project was designed by Waggoner Engineering.
For more information about the project, please contact the City of Ridgeland Public Works Department at 601-853-2027.