Posts Tagged ‘highways’

Flyover construction project taking shape on Coast

by Associated Press Published: November 28,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, highways, p road building, roads, streets, transportation, travel

JACKSON COUNTY — The foundation is in the ground, the beams are up and a multimillion-dollar flyover project is taking shape near the intersection of U.S. 90 and Mississippi 63. State transportation officials tell The Mississippi Press the project is meant to make commutes more efficient through east Jackson County’s industrial corridor. The project will […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Officials oppose plan to increase truck weight allowance

by Associated Press Published: November 21,2011

Tags: federal government, highways, interstates, roads, shipping, state government, transportation, travel, trucking, trucks

JACKSON — Mississippi transportation officials oppose proposals to increase maximum truck weights and also oppose allowing a truck to haul three trailers. Officials are in opposition to bills pending in the U.S. House and Senate that give states the option to increase weight limits to 97,000 pounds on interstate highways and raise the number of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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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