Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Department of Transportation’

MDOT orders emergency closure of highway bridge

YALOBUSHA COUNTY — State transportation officials have closed a bridge after discovering it could possibly fail. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has temporarily closed the bridge on Highway 51 approximately three miles south of the Highway 32 and Highway 51 intersection in Yalobusha County. During a routine inspection of the bridge, inspectors found signs of […] [...]

Report criticizes MDOT’s accounting; says road/bridge funding inadequate

JACKSON — A new report calls for Mississippi’s road-building agency to do more to account for the money it spends, but agrees the state isn’t spending enough money to maintain its roads and bridges. The report, released Friday by a legislative watchdog committee, could figure prominently into the ongoing debate over raising more money for […] [...]

Wide loads to begin moving across state today

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a wide load permit to Bennett Motor Express. Bennett will move two super loads along an approved route from Pascagoula to the Georgia Pacific plant. Both loads are 25 feet wide, meet the legal height of under 13 and a half feet and are […] [...]

Mega-load move could cause traffic issues

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Motorists in Northeast Mississippi might encounter delays as a wide load moves through the area tomorrow. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a wide load permit to Barnhart Crane & Rigging, which will move a boiler assembly from West Point to the Tennessee state line. The load is 22 feet […] [...]

MDOT: Drawbridge project progressing, getting new technology

BILOXI — As part of the $8.2-million Interstate 110 Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work to replace all of the original mechanical and electrical systems that have been in place since 1976. MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King says the new technology will improve the long-term performance of […] [...]

Ribbon to be cut on new multi-use transportation center

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Natchez Regional Transit Center. The ceremony will be held Nov. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. on the corner of Wood Avenue and North Shields Lane in Natchez. MDOT partnered with Federal Transit Administration and the city of Natchez to […] [...]

Renovations underway at Golden Triangle airport

COLUMBUS — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport is undergoing a major renovation project with the help of a grant. WTVA TV reports a total of 171 yards of concrete were put down in about 3 1/2 hours yesterday morning. This will provide a base for asphalt to be put on the entrances and exits in […] [...]

MDMR uses sonar to identify debris in bay

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has identified a large piece of concrete near the Biloxi-Ocean Springs bridge after using a sidescan sonar in the area Wednesday. Staff in the Marine Fisheries and Marine Patrol departments found a piece of concrete about 15 feet long that is two feet below the water’s surface, […] [...]

Highway project that included new bridge completed

ELLISVILLE — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has opened the Highway 590 Extension Project in Ellisville to traffic. The $12-million highway extension project, awarded to Tanner Construction Company, adds a new route from Highway 590 to Highway 29. Work on the project began in October 2011.  Along with roadway work, the 2.5-mile project included construction […] [...]

State groups report little impact from federal shutdown

JACKSON — Agency directors and spokesmen say Mississippi government is feeling little effect from the federal government’s partial shutdown that started last week. This includes the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services and the Division of Medicaid — state agencies that handle large amounts of federal money. For now, […] [...]

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