Posts Tagged ‘road building’

MDOT: Oxford-area road projects still on, but moving slowly

LAFAYETTE COUNTY — State transportation officials say road projects in the Oxford area are still on the drawing board — they are just being drawn very slowly. Last year, the Mississippi Department of Transportation presented the city and Lafayette County a proposal that lumped a new Highway 6 intersection with two other projects. The Oxford […] [...]

TIGER funds awarded to upgrade four river bridges

by MBJ Staff Published: December 16,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, road builders, road building, safety, traffic management, transportation, travel

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been awarded TIGER Discretionary Grant funds to perform improvements on four Mississippi River bridges. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the allotment of $511 million in TIGER Discretionary Grant funds for total of 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico. Officials from MDOT, […] [...]

MDOT cuts ribbon on two major road projects

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) District Six marked the completion of two major projects spanning Wayne, George and Greene counties in a ribbon-cutting held today. The four-lane construction of 25 miles of roadway on Highway 63 and Highway 57 in George and Greene counties is now completed. This provides a north-south […] [...]

Supervisors split on money needed for proposed road

by Associated Press Published: November 22,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, county government, highways, road building, roads, transportation, travel

HINDS COUNTY — Hinds County supervisors have split again on how much money they will need to raise to pay for all of the $96-million Byram-Clinton Corridor. The supervisors, who have about $30 million to work with right now, voted unanimously yesterday to ask the state for legislation authorizing the county to sell general obligation […] [...]

Court rules against city in asphalt plant dispute

by Associated Press Published: November 21,2011

Tags: asphalt, courts, lawsuit, manufacturing, municipal government, paving, plant, road building, zoning

NEW ALBANY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that the city of New Albany erred when it rezoned land and gave a permit to a company to build an asphalt plant. The Supreme Court on sided with Circuit Judge Henry Lackey, who blocked construction in 2009. A group of landowners had sued the city, […] [...]

Highway-widening project being completed early

by Associated Press Published: October 24,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, highways, infrastructure, road building, roads, state government, transportation, travel

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Widening of Mississippi Highway 19 from two to four lanes is being completed four months ahead of schedule, state officials said. The Meridian Star reports officials of the Mississippi Department of Transportation plan ceremonies Wednesday in the House community to mark completion of the project. The highway was widened from the Lauderdale […] [...]

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 […] [...]

MDOT opens new Highway 30 bypass

by MBJ Staff Published: September 27,2011

Tags: bridges, bypass, highways, infrastructure, road building, roads, streets, tavel, transportation

PRENTISS COUNTY — The newly constructed Highway 30 bypass route in Prentiss County is now open. The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass of the City of Booneville. It begins at a new interchange on U.S. 45 south of Booneville and continues east on a new location to the connection of existing Highway 30 east […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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