Residents of Madison County who drive on Hoy Road will soon have a new, wider road, along with other improvements. The Hoy Road project began construction on October 15. The project, which has been publicly known since 2018, should be completed in the next 18 months.
During the construction period, the section of Hoy Road running from Rice Road to Old Canton will only allow westbound traffic. Tisdale Road will be used as a detour for east bound traffic on that section of Hoy Road.
Roadway improvements, including the construction of a multi-use path, will be made to Hoy Road from Old Canton Road to Honeysuckle Drive. Improvements will also include the addition of a multi-use path along Rice Road, from Madison Avenue to Wellington Way, according to Rusty Hampton, Marketing Manager. The previously two lane-road will also be expanded into a five-lane road.
“A portion of it will be five lanes, a portion will be three and a portion will be two,” according to Chad Wages the Madison public works director.
The intersection at Hoy Road and Rice road will also be reconstructed.
The project has been underway for several years. Keith O’Keefe, Central Mississippi Manager, Neel-Schaffer, has said the project is being funded by a combination of the city county and the federal government. The county received $3.7 million from the city and the county, and $7.3 million in federal money.