Posts Tagged ‘avenues’

City working with MDOT on downtown transporation improvements

by Associated Press Published: February 24,2012

Tags: avenues, boulevards, bridges, downtown, infrastructure, lanes, municipal government, roads, state agency, streets, transportation, travel

RIPLEY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently working with the City of Ripley on an LPA (local public agency) transportation improvement project in the downtown area. MDOT oversees LPA projects that utilize federal funds with local matching funds. The projects must adhere to federal guidelines and regulations. The LPA project in Ripley […] [...]

County adopts another, more expensive road plan

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2012

Tags: avenues, boulevards, bridges, construction, county government, infrastructure, lanes, plan, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, streets

CANTON — Madison County has a new road plan for the second time in two weeks. The Clarion-Ledger reports the new plan not only costs $1,170 more than the last one, but also drops one road, adds four others and puts in place a new policy that requires cities to pay half the cost of […] [...]

MDOT: Oxford-area road projects still on, but moving slowly

LAFAYETTE COUNTY — State transportation officials say road projects in the Oxford area are still on the drawing board — they are just being drawn very slowly. Last year, the Mississippi Department of Transportation presented the city and Lafayette County a proposal that lumped a new Highway 6 intersection with two other projects. The Oxford […] [...]

Biglanes’ sentencing for bribery rescheduled

LAUREL — Sentencing for a father and son from Laurel who pleaded guilty to trying to bribe Mississippi’s transportation director has been rescheduled for Oct. 17. Kenneth Biglane and his son, Peter J. Biglane, pleaded guilty in July to bribery. They face maximum penalties of 10 years in prison each and a $250,000 fine. The […] [...]

Transportation officials petition Congress for funding

by MBJ Staff Published: August 24,2011

Tags: avenues, bridges, budget, federal government, highways, interstates, road building, roads, streets, transportation

JACKSON — Transportation officials across the Southeast are calling for Congress to take action to secure funding for federal highway and transportation programs. The current transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU, is set to expire Sept. 30. “Long-term, sustainable transportation funding is essential for the economic growth of our nation,” said Melinda McGrath, executive director of the Mississippi […] [...]

MDOT to break ground for new SR 475 bypass

by For the MBJ Published: June 30,2011

Tags: avenues, bridges, construcution, highways, interstates, road building, roads, streets, transportation, travel

RANKIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will break ground tomorrow on the State Route 475 bypass project in Rankin County. When complete, State Route 475 will be a continuous four-lane road beginning at Lakeland Drive and will cross over Old Brandon Road on a newly constructed bridge to U.S. 80. An access […] [...]

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