Posts Tagged ‘MDOT’

Charges against MDOT’s Brown dropped

Charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct were dropped Friday evening against Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Butch Brown. Brown was arrested at 6 a.m. Friday at the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort after a security guard spotted him sleeping in front of a slot machine. Beau Rivage spokeswoman  told the Associated Press the […] [...]

MDOT chief arrested for public intoxication

The Biloxi Police Department confirmed to the Mississippi Business Journal that a Larry L. Brown, Sr., 67, was arrested at the Beau Rivage Resort at 6 a.m. Friday and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. That’s the same name and age as Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director “Butch” Brown. Reached on his cell […] [...]

MAGPPA recognizes MDOT workers

Two Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) employees have been honored by the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents (MAGPPA). Director of asset management Julie Ethridge was presented with the MAGPPA Property Manager of the Year Award, which is given to recognize an outstanding manager in the field of property. Ethridge is recognized for […] [...]

MES recognizes MDOT engineers

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is proud to announce winners of several awards by the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES). MDOT District Six engineer Steve Twedt was named Mississippi’s “Engineer of the Year.” Mark McConnell, MDOT assistant chief engineer of Jackson, was recognized as the “Mississippi Government Engineer of the Year.” And, Matt Tillman of […] [...]

MDOT adds Facebook safety page

by Published: March 1,2010

Tags: Facebook, MDOT, safety, transportation, travel

JACKSON — With over 400 million users on Facebook, and one of the largest social networks, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces their launch of a Traffic Safety Page on Facebook. The new page, titled “MSDOT Traffic Safety”, allows the agency to reach an expanded audience on the popular social networking site.  It is […] [...]

MDOT ‘grateful’ for Recovery Act

by Published: February 18,2010

Tags: ARRA, MDOT, recession, stimulus, transportation

JACKSON — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials say they are grateful for the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The first year of this funding program has had an enormous impact on Mississippi and the nation as a whole in providing jobs and in allowing critical transportation projects and improvements to move forward, according […] [...]

Road projects get stimulus money

ABERDEEN and AMORY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized the expenditure of federal stimulus dollars to fund roadway improvements in the cities of Amory and Aberdeen. During its January meeting, the Mississippi Transportation Commission approved the low bid of $291,418 submitted by Falcon Contracting Company Inc. to mill and overlay Waterway Drive […] [...]

Mississippi Delta still waiting on I-69 decisions

by Published: November 16,2009

Tags: Delta, I-69, MDOT

  For over half a century, Interstate 69 has been a work in progress. It exists in two parts – a completed roadway from Indianapolis to the Canadian border and then a mostly-proposed extension southwest to the Mexican border in Texas, with a small section already in place in northwest Mississippi and other states.   […] [...]

I-59 project awarded to Tanner Construction

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an $11.6 million contract to Tanner Construction of Jones County to reconstruct two miles of roadway on Interstate 59 from Fourth Avenue to Chantilly Street in Jones County. Work on the interstate reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in the next week and will include […] [...]

Dale singled out at MDOT

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has selected John L. Dale Jr. of Lucedale as the MDOT District Six Employee of the Quarter. Dale, who works at an MDOT equipment master mechanic, was nominated by his supervisor for his long-standing service and dedication to the department. He received the district’s final Employee of the Quarter […] [...]

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