Old 74 Widening, Olive Branch-Stonelick to Armstrong Blvd. Improvements

Project Scope:

This project will make roadway improvements to Old State Route 74 between Olive Branch-Stonelick Road and Armstrong Boulevard. The total project length is approximately 0.7 miles. The project includes the widening of Old State Route 74 to include a center turn lane, increased shoulder width, new curb and gutter drainage, and pedestrian access. The project will include signal upgrades and improvements at the Olive Branch-Stonelick and Amelia-Olive Branch intersections.

Start of Construction:

Summer 2016

Community Benefit:

The project will improve the safety, geometry, and access along this section of the Old State Route 74 corridor, it will support the recently completed Old State Route 74 extension to College Drive, and it will better accommodate expected traffic conditions.

Estimated Completion Date:

Fall 2017

Estimated Construction Cost:

$3.75 Million

Project Documents:


Project Status

Phase II of the Old SR 74 Widening Project will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017, and a new closure will be put into place at that time.

Old SR 74 between Amelia-Olive Branch Road and Armstrong Boulevard will be closed to through traffic on Monday, May 8, 2017, through Friday, November 3, 2017. A detour will be put into place and marked with signage.

Please see the related detour route posted below:

Click the image above to view the detour map.


As improvement work on Old SR 74 continues, the Engineer’s Office has announced a new closure on Amelia-Olive Branch Road. Beginning Monday, April 24, 2017, through Friday, May 5, 2017, Amelia-Olive Branch Road between Old SR 74 and Taylor Road will be closed. Old SR 74 will not be accessible from Olive Branch-Stonelick Road or Amelia-Olive Branch Road.

Please see the related detour route posted below:

The previous closure on Olive Branch-Stonelick at Old SR 74 remains in place and will continue through Friday, May 5, 2017, weather permitting. The closure is located just west of Olive Branch-Stonelick Road to Amelia-Olive Branch Road on Old SR 74. Click here to read the full announcement and view the detour map.

Click the image above to view the detour map.


On November 14, 2016, we began the first phase of this construction project. Old SR 74 between Olive Branch- Stonelick Rd. and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd. is now closed to widen the bridge on Old SR 74. Weather permitting, this closure will continue through Friday, May 5, 2017.

Signage marks the detour route for local traffic within the project area.

Special note: There is also an alternate detour in place specifically for truck traffic traveling to this area from I-275.

Click the image above to view the alternate detour route for truck traffic.

See project area photos below; Click here for more project photos.