Posts Tagged ‘highways’

Alison Premo Black tells road builders ‘Congress must act’

by Wally Northway Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, highways, Legislature, Mississippi, roads

During the ongoing debate over adequate funding for road and bridge maintenance here in Mississippi, the state’s road builders have pointed to other states and their success in addressing funding shortfalls. The Mississippi Road Builders Association has been asking — if they can do it, why not the Magnolia State? At its Membership Luncheon held […] [...]

CARTOON: Legislators print more broken bridge signs

by Ricky Nobile Published: July 19,2013

Tags: bridge repair, highways, Mississippi State Legislature, transportation

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State has more than 200 weight-limited bridges

by Wally Northway Published: June 14,2013

Tags: bridge repair, bridges, economic development, highways, MDOT, posted bridges, transporation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI- Motorists hardly notice them, but posted bridges are a concern for commercial vehicles and can be a hindrance to economic development and a transportation safety issue. Posted bridges are not structurally deficient or obsolete. However, they have a limit to their weight-bearing capacity, and vehicles exceeding that limit can cause structural damage. While […] [...]

August 6, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: August 5,2012

Tags: earmarks, highways, military bases, Mississippi Legislature

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City looking to push out closer to highway bypass

by Associated Press Published: May 21,2012

Tags: annex, annexation, bypass, highways, land, municipal government, property, real estate, taxes, transportation, visitors

OKOLONA — Okolona officials want to push the city limits out closer to the U.S. 45 Bypass. Mayor Louise Cole tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal moving the city limits eastward to within about a tenth of a mile of the bypass might attract a hotel and restaurant to the area. Robert Shinn, who lives […] [...]

Former MDOT executive director Brown wins mayoral runoff

NATCHEZ — Larry L. Brown has won the Democratic primary for Natchez mayor, defeating Phillip West by 541 votes in the runoff. Brown, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, received 56 percent of the vote, or 2,696 votes in yesterday’s runoff election. West had 44 percent of the vote, or 2,155 votes. […] [...]

County leaders want to know why highway project is delayed

PEAR RIVER COUNTY — State transportation officials are to discuss the $10 million four-laning of U.S. 11 in a meeting this week with Pearl River County leaders. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the project will be delayed, raising questions from local officials. County Engineer Les Dungan tells the Picayune Item the project […] [...]

MDOT awards I-10 project to Huey Stockstill

by MBJ Staff Published: March 19,2012

Tags: highways, interstates, resurfacing, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, state agency

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Transportation will start work on a project to resurface 13 miles of Interstate 10 in Hancock and Harrison counties. The $14.5 million project was awarded to Huey Stockstill Inc. of Picayune. Southern District transportation commissioner Tom King says the project starts at Diamondhead and extends to the […] [...]

Senators lobbying House to pass BP oil spill bill

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are hoping the House of Representatives will look favorably on “overwhelming” Senate support for legislation that will direct fines from the BP oil spill to Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states. The Senate yesterday approved (74-22) the Moving Ahead for Progress in […] [...]

Hall: Port Gibson might get U.S. 61 bypass after all

by Associated Press Published: March 12,2012

Tags: bridges, bypass, downtown, four lane highwa, highways, roadbuilding, roads, rodbuilders, traffic, transportation

PORT GIBSON — Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall says plans to four-lane U.S. 61 through Port Gibson may be changed to a bypass. The Vicksburg Post reports Hall, in a civic club speech this past week, said a majority of the commission supports routing U.S. 61 around Port Gibson. “The main thing is to […] [...]

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