News roundup, Oct. 18: I-20 near Jackson, Miss., closing over next two weeks, new TA Express in Texas

Updated Oct 21, 2019

Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Oct. 18, 2019:

I-20 in Jackson, Miss., closing next two weeks
Mississippi Department of Transportation crews will close I-20 for much of the next two weeks for a bridge rehabilitation project over Lynch Creek in Jackson, between exits 42 and 43. The eastbound lanes of the interstate will close from 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, for five days through 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The westbound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, through 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

MDOT says freight traffic will be directed onto I-220 to detour around the I-20 closures. Work during the closures will consist of removing and replacing sections of the eastbound and westbound bridge decks.

More I-15 lane closures upcoming in North Vegas for bridge inspections
8 p.m. Monday night, October 21 through 5 a.m. the next morning, two travel lanes along southbound I-15 will be closed between Cheyenne Avenue and the Las Vegas Wash. The following night, October 22, two travel lanes on the northbound side of I-15 will close between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

TA Express opens in Baytown, Texas
TravelCenters of America opened recently a newly-rebranded TA Express, formerly Oasis Mart, in Baytown, Texas near the Port of Houston. The location offers 60 truck parking spaces, five diesel lanes, three showers, and Champs Chicken, Cantina Mexican, Schlotzsky’s Deli and Cinnabon dining options.