Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Department of Transportation’

Construction underway on final segment of I-269

HOLLY SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has begun work on the last section of Interstate 269. The project will add more than six miles of I-269 from Shinault Road in Byhalia to Mississippi Highway 302 in Marshall County. Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert says in a news release that all sections of […] [...]

Construction to begin on new hurricane evacuation route

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on a comprehensive highway project involving construction of roadway along Highway 607 in Hancock County, creating an additional hurricane evacuation route for local residents. The project was awarded to TCB Construction Company of Poplarville for $15.2 million. Crews will build two new […] [...]

Craig Carter named assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall

Wiley “Craig” Carter has joined the Mississippi Department of Transportation as assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. In his 28 years in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing marketing strategies and navigating the political arena. Prior to Carter’s position at MDOT, he owned Carter Consulting, a full-service, integrated […] [...]

MDOT denies Natchez riverfront park grant

NATCHEZ — Plans for a riverfront park near Magnolia Bluffs Casino could now be dead since the Mississippi Department of Transportation denied a grant application for the $2.5 million park from the city of Natchez. City Engineer David Gardner says MDOT denied the application because the park did not qualify for the transportation enhancement funds […] [...]

Road commissioner open to options other than increasing pump prices

Mississippi’s tax on a gallon of gasoline went from 15 cents to 18 cents in 1987 and has stayed that way ever since. Of that 15 cents charged pre-1987, 6 cents was a sales tax that was dropped and replaced by an additional 9 cents on the gallon gasoline tax, said Dick Hall, a member […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Rail Authority forges ahead in wake of grant rejection

The Rail Authority of East Mississippi has been eligible to receive money from the Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Fund since July 1. Lawmakers changed the law last session. Previously, only publicly owned short line railroads were eligible for money from the fund. The Authority’s first application for a $250,000 planning and design grant from the fund […] [...]

Glenn gets promotion

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Earl Glenn to the position of assistant state construction engineer. In his new position, Glenn will assist in overseeing the preparation of contract documents and specifications, and will provide support to MDOT’s six districts for the administration of highway contracts. Glenn began his career with MDOT at the […] [...]

MDOT promotes Glenn

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Earl Glenn to the position of assistant state construction engineer. In his new position, Glenn will assist in overseeing the preparation of contract documents and specifications, and will provide support to MDOT’s six districts for the administration of highway contracts. Glenn began his career with MDOT at the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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