Posts Tagged ‘MDOT’

Mississippi road builders continue working on projects around the state

A proposed road project in a small Mississippi town is a good example of what is keeping the state’s road builders up at night — and idled during the day. Residents of Smithville were told not to worry over the prospect that a Mississippi Highway 25 bypass would negatively affect the town’s Central Business District. […] [...]

Transportation commissioner on lonely campaign for better road maintenance

Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall still marvels at what he says was the foresight of Mississippi’s leaders a quarter century ago to fund an ambitious highway construction effort through an 18 cents gas tax levy. The effort required an override of Democratic Gov. William Allain’s veto — an outcome decided by a one-vote margin […] [...]

Read October 1 issue of MBJ

>> TRANSPORTATION Transportation commissioner Dick Hall on lonely campaign for better road maintenance— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MDOT Road commissioner open to options other than increasing pump prices— by Ted Carter >>RETAIL Whole Foods set to break ground in November— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Analysis of Medicaid expansion under […] [...]

August 26, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

by Published: August 26,2012

Tags: Highway 9, MDOT, Toyota, Tupelo

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Toyota plant brings Highway 9 to record completion

by Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Highway 9, MDOT, Toyota, Tupelo

There was a theme at last week’s ribbon cutting for the new four-lane state Highway 9: Doing things under budget and in record time requires a public-private partnership in which everybody pulls on the same end of the rope. It also doesn’t hurt if it’s Toyota that will be the highway’s main beneficiary. The $87.5 […] [...]

Ely tapped by MDOT

Jeff Ely has been appointed to the position of state planning engineer at the Mississippi Department of Transportation. In his new position, Ely will oversee MDOT’s Planning Division, which is responsible for transportation planning studies, mapping, and the collection and reporting of traffic, fuel tax, and roadway data. Ely began his career with MDOT in […] [...]

MDOT promotes Dew

by Published: May 13,2012

Tags: Civil Engineering, MDOT, Micah Dew

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Micah Dew to the position of Bridge Design Section engineer for Districts One and Six. In his new position, Dew will be responsible for the Bridge Division’s bridge design, project management and plan development for Districts One and Six. Dew has been employed at MDOT in the Bridge […] [...]

Blue Springs Highway 9 in danger

Legislation that has cleared the House and sits in a Senate committee would essentially kill any chance Mississippi Highway 9 north of Blue Springs had of broad development related to the Toyota plant. Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, filed House Bill 791, which would make Mississippi Highway 9 in Union County ineligible for money under the Economic […] [...]

Walker, Dees promoted

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced two promotions in its Bridge Division. Justin Walker has been appointed to the position of assistant state bridge engineer, according. Walker, who recently served as senior design section engineer, for Districts One, Five and Seven, will now assist the state bridge engineer in design and plan development of […] [...]

MDOT announces promotions

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has appointed Mark McConnell to the position of deputy executive director–chief engineer. McConnell, a 24-year employee of MDOT, will oversee highway and bridge construction projects as well as MDOT’s maintenance program throughout Mississippi. He will also oversee MDOT’s divisions and districts. McConnell started his MDOT career in construction in […] [...]

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