Work is nearing completion on a $12 million project to extend Mississippi 590 from U.S. 11 to Mississippi 29 in Jones County. The highway extension project, awarded to Tanner Construction Co., adds a new route from Mississippi 590 to Mississippi 29. The roadway, located behind Jones County Junior College, provides a new entrance into the college and is intended to minimize traffic congestion in downtown Ellisville. Along with roadway work, the 2.5-mile project includes construction of a 2,000-bridge. The project is scheduled for completion by December.