Posts Tagged ‘road building’

Transportation officials petition Congress for funding

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 […] [...]

Major U.S. 61 improvement project underway

BOLIVAR COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports that reconstruction of the five-laning/median removal project on U.S. 61 in Bolivar County is underway. The project just north of the U.S. 61/Highway 446 intersection to Davis Street began today. This $5.4-million project is being performed by APAC, and is approximately 2.3 miles in length […] [...]

U.S. 98 improvement project underway in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — A $2.8-million project to improve an interchange along U.S. Highway 98 in Hattiesburg is getting started. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said the Lamar County project is being handled by Warren Paving Inc. of Hattiesburg. The work includes modifications to the traffic signal system and roadway resurfacing as well as the addition of […] [...]

MDOT to break ground for new SR 475 bypass

RANKIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will break ground tomorrow on the State Route 475 bypass project in Rankin County. When complete, State Route 475 will be a continuous four-lane road beginning at Lakeland Drive and will cross over Old Brandon Road on a newly constructed bridge to U.S. 80. An access […] [...]

Parsons designing new SR 9 connector to Toyota

by Published: June 13,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, design, highways, road building, roads, streets

PONTOTOC COUNTY— The Mississippi Department of Transportation has selected the Pasadena, Calif.-based construction firm Parsons as the lead designer for the $90-million design-build of a new alignment of SR 9 in Pontotoc County. Parsons will be a part of a team led by Eutaw Construction. Working with an accelerated project delivery method, Parsons will be […] [...]

Officials to break ground for I-269 loop this month

DESOTO COUNTY — Mississippi transportation commissioner Mike Tagert says a groundbreaking will be held June 23 at the Marshall-DeSoto county line for the first section of four phases of the Interstate 269 Loop. I-269 loops around Memphis to feed traffic from Interstate 40 into DeSoto County. The Commercial Appeal reports that Tagert told local officials […] [...]

MDOT plans to add lanes to I-55 South

HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced an upcoming construction project along I-55 South from the Copiah County line to McDowell Road in Hinds County. Due to the aging pavement, congestion and the high traffic volume on I-55 South, MDOT has contracted Florence and Hutcheson to prepare environmental documents and plans […] [...]

FHWA gives approval for proposed U.S. 45 bypass

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the environmental sssessment of the U.S. 45 Columbus Bypass project in Lowndes County. The purpose for the environmental assessment was to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of constructing a U.S. 45 four-lane facility on new […] [...]

Final work on I-110 drawbridge to get underway

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin the final phase of the rehabilitation project to repair the Walter L. Nixon Sr. Interstate 110 drawbridge. Work on the $4.1-million project, which was awarded to Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC., began earlier this year. Beginning April 18, traffic will be limited to […] [...]

MDOT unveils new bicycle/pedestrian resolution

by Published: April 10,2011

Tags: road building, roads, transportation, travel

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has made public a new bicycle/pedestrian resolution that was adopted on March 22 by the Mississippi Transportation Commission. The Mississippi Transportation Commission has determined that MDOT will implement and execute a policy of considering the development of multipurpose trails and/or wide-paved shoulders during the environmental and planning […] [...]

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