Posts Tagged ‘bridges’

Supervisors split on money needed for proposed road

by Associated Press Published: November 22,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, county government, highways, road building, roads, transportation, travel

HINDS COUNTY — Hinds County supervisors have split again on how much money they will need to raise to pay for all of the $96-million Byram-Clinton Corridor. The supervisors, who have about $30 million to work with right now, voted unanimously yesterday to ask the state for legislation authorizing the county to sell general obligation […] [...]

Highway improvement project nearing completion

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is nearing completion of a project involving improvements to the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 84 in Laurel and along the southbound access ramp to Interstate 59. The $3.1-million project, awarded to Tanner Construction Company, involved adding an exclusive right turn lane from Congress Street south […] [...]

Officials decide against relocating historic bridge

by Associated Press Published: October 31,2011

Tags: bridge, bridges, historic structures, municipal government, roads, transportation, travel

VICKSBURG — Officials in Vicksburg are scrapping plans to move a 143-year-old bridge from one part of town to another. There had been talk of moving the Fairground Street Bridge to the site of the Lower Mississippi River Museum downtown. A project manager, Michael Renacker, says several contractors each quoted at least $10 million to […] [...]

Highway-widening project being completed early

by Associated Press Published: October 24,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, highways, infrastructure, road building, roads, state government, transportation, travel

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Widening of Mississippi Highway 19 from two to four lanes is being completed four months ahead of schedule, state officials said. The Meridian Star reports officials of the Mississippi Department of Transportation plan ceremonies Wednesday in the House community to mark completion of the project. The highway was widened from the Lauderdale […] [...]

Biglanes sentenced for attempted bribery of Brown

LAUREL — A father and son from Laurel who pleaded guilty to trying to bribe Mississippi’s transportation director have been sentenced in the case. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate sentenced 67-year-old Kenneth Biglane to two years in prison and his 40-year-old son, Peter Biglane, to 18 months for bribery relating to a program which […] [...]

Scrap metal thieves stealing bridge supports

by MBJ Staff Published: October 10,2011

Tags: bridges, pilings, public safety, scrap metal, thefts, transportation, travel

CHICKASAW COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking assistance from the public with any information concerning the removal of steel support “H” pilings from state and local bridges in Chickasaw County. The pilings provide support for the bridges.  The removal of any piling puts the motoring public at risk. It is vital […] [...]

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 […] [...]

MDOT opens new Highway 30 bypass

by MBJ Staff Published: September 27,2011

Tags: bridges, bypass, highways, infrastructure, road building, roads, streets, tavel, transportation

PRENTISS COUNTY — The newly constructed Highway 30 bypass route in Prentiss County is now open. The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass of the City of Booneville. It begins at a new interchange on U.S. 45 south of Booneville and continues east on a new location to the connection of existing Highway 30 east […] [...]

City wants MDOT to act on proposed road upgrades

by Associated Press Published: September 21,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, highways, municipal government, roadbuilding, roads, state government, streets, transporation, travel

OXFORD — City of Oxford officials want a meeting with state transportation officials to continue talks on local transit projects that appear to be in limbo. City officials contend the Mississippi Department of Transportation is delaying again the West Jackson Avenue and Mississippi 6 interchange upgrades as well as the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and […] [...]

MDOT to cut ribbon on Highway 30 bypass project

by MBJ Staff Published: September 2,2011

Tags: bridges, bypasses, highways, infrastructure, ribbon cutting, roadbuilding, roads, streets, transportation, travel

BOONEVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. in Booneville for the completion of the Highway 30 Bypass project. The new bypass will not open to traffic Sept. 6 as the final construction phase is still being completed. The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass […] [...]

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