Posts Tagged ‘interstates’

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 […] [...]

Highway 67 interchange project to begin this month

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin construction of an interchange project on Highway 67 at Sangani Boulevard in Harrison County, according to Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King. The project, which is located in D’Iberville near the Interstate 10 and Interstate 110 Interchange, was awarded to Gulf Equipment Corporation of […] [...]

Report details plans for new Augusta-to-Natchez interstate

by Associated Press Published: February 14,2012

Tags: agency, federal government, highways, interstates, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, visitors

NATCHEZ — A federal report details plans for a possible new interstate highway that would move traffic from Augusta, Ga., through central Georgia and Alabama to Natchez. The report on the proposed 14th Amendment Highway was obtained by The Telegraph newspaper of Macon, Ga., under the Freedom of Information Act. In Georgia, one proposal calls […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

County shelves rapid transit system proposal

by Associated Press Published: September 9,2011

Tags: county government, interstates, rapid transit, transportation, travel

HERNANDO — DeSoto County has shelved for the moment a proposal to offer a rapid transit system to Memphis, Tenn., along the proposed Interstate 69. Board of Supervisors president Allen Latimer tells The Commercial Appeal that the action was taken after the county’s cash-strapped cities bowed out. Latimer says the county cannot under take 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 […] [...]

Coast city says proposed bypass would kill it

KILN — A proposal to make Mississippi 43 a limited-access, four-lane thoroughfare, connecting Interstate 10 just south of Kiln with Interstate 59 near Picayune and Carriere is facing opposition. Merchants say the proposal, if approved, would kill Kiln stone dead. What the Mississippi Department of Transportation wants is a straight shot from the Gulf Coast […] [...]

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