Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Hwy 80 Closed in Brandon, Romantic Adventures not Affected

 The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued the following statement. 

WHO:              The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). 

WHAT:            Temporary road closure.

WHEN:             Beginning at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9.  The closure is expected to last up to 10 days.

WHERE:           Both directions of U.S. 80 under I-20 at Exit 59 in Rankin County.

                         During the temporary closure, I-20 westbound traffic will be unaffected, while I-20 eastbound traffic will remain passable via the exit and entrance ramp at the East Brandon exit (Exit 59). 

WHY:               Bridge preservation project.

HOW:               For the 10 day closure period, all U.S. 80 traffic should seek an alternate route at the closure location. Motorists traveling eastbound on I-20 should anticipate moderate delays for the duration of the closure as traffic will be diverted onto the exit and entrance ramps.


Anonymous said...

That area should be bulldozed and a huge park built in its place. What a way to welcome people driving through Jackson. A junk car parts place and whatever Romantic Adventures sells.

Anonymous said...


romantic adventures sells pornography, rubber wieners, and lingerie

you should stop in some time, you ll have more fun there than you will at a park

Anonymous said...

This construction area has nothing to do with "Romantic Adventures" or that area. They are about 10 miles apart. This is what you call "click bait". Geez.

Anonymous said...

Romantic Adventures is always unaffected. That place runs on batteries.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Exit 59 is the last exit east of Brandon, no where close to Jackson. What am I missing here?

Just Passing Through said...

It gets worse after that.
Abandoned/burned houses and buildings.
Trash everywhere.
Beachball size potholes.
Raw boo boo in the streets.
Will a bulldozer really help?

Anonymous said...

C'mon y'all. You bitch about nothing getting done then when something does get done, y'all keep bitching, how it's not what YOU want done.

Anonymous said...

KF, you are really reaching with this one…. It’s like saying Shaggys on the Rez is unaffected…. :facepalm

Anonymous said...

11:31 I see what you did. And I approve.

Anonymous said...

Yall all clicked it so stop giving KF a hard time.

Any chance to laugh about butt plugs is a good time.

Anonymous said...

@12:14 - Well, I believe that Shaggys will indeed not be affected (just like Romantic Adventures).

Anonymous said...

Amazed that this project will be completed sooner than the Old Canton 2 bridges that have been out for over 6 - 8 weeks. I expect that MDOT is more responsive to these road issues than the City of Jackson is to a major artery for the citizenry of Jackson!

Anonymous said...

Romantic Adventures is the one business that has positive economic impact in that area. It is definitely destination retail. People come from miles around to get recreational items that are unavailable anywhere else. I consider them a public service institution. Too bad it is not just off exit 69.

Anonymous said...

1:16....how about the Adkins Road bridge? It has been out a couple of years.

Anonymous said...

Why are the door handles at Romantic Adventures always sticky?

Anonymous said...

Some people are so GULL-A-BULL.
Exit 59 is in HELLO........B R A N D O N.

Anonymous said...

@2:16...Since I've never been there, I can't answer your question. Since you've noticed, what's YOUR best guess?

Anonymous said...

@115 & 1:42 - Keep straight what is the responsibility of MDOT and what is the City of Jackson.

Adkins Road Bridge (along with four or five more across the city) are the responsibility of the City of Jackson, not MDOT.

The OCR bridge at Meadowbrook evidently involved a much more serious and significant repair than the roadway on Hwy 80. And, of course, we don't know how long MDOT had to consider what was necessary to repair this section of 80. The fact that it wasn't a clear and present danger, as was OCR bridge, might have something to do with it not being closed prior to the repair. Unlike the city's bridge over the creek up north where the road is sliding into the creek below which began several months before and still isn't being repaired.

Can blame MDOT for a lot, but don't see a failure here. Jackson, on the other hand, just more of the same.

Anonymous said...

Glad RA is unaffected by the work. They always have great deals for Mother’s Day. It’s kinda like the jewelry store balloon pop discount but instead you have to… never mind. Just go and see!

Anonymous said...

2:16, from Bud Light cans?

Anonymous said...

Only in this hellhole could Romantic Adventures stay open selling AliExpress vibrators at 10x markup.

Anonymous said...

From the title, at first I thought Crechales was affected. Took my wife on first date there.

They're Behind The Counter said...

I think it was Frank Melton, or maybe the tour-bus mayor, Harvey, who had vibrators outlawed. The nerve!

Now we have to drive to the Pelahatchie Truck Stop for our pleasurables.

Anonymous said...

"That area should be bulldozed and a huge park built in its place."

Not to worry...for your picnicking pleasure, Battlefield Park is only a stone's throw down the road to the west.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:58 - Since this one is unappealing to you, which of the other entrances to Jackson do you prefer? Speak up! Don't be shy.

Anonymous said...

12:14 Please don't let them do anything to Shaggy's on the res as they do this roadwork. The wife has a birthday coming up and they sell a nice selection of amber fluids in the longneck bottles.

Anonymous said...

Thats Free Advertisement right there!Business is business folks. road construction or toys.. I tell you what.. I bet that place did not suffer through covid..

Anonymous said...

@10:58 something tells me you could use a trip to that place.. maybe it will take the edge off?

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