Posts Tagged ‘road’

Crews lower sand level in fight to keep highway clear

HARRISON COUNTY — Sand is a road hazard drivers along U.S. Highway 90 in Harrison County know all too well. WLOX-TV reports work is underway that should keep more sand on the beach and off the roadway. While Harrison County crews worked to clear huge amounts of sand from the medians in Biloxi yesterday, over […] [...]

Officials say port trucks tearing up local roads

WIGGINS — Stone County officials said trucks hauling material to the Port of Gulfport are causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in road damage. County officials went before port commissioners this week, asking them to pay part of the repair bill because they don’t have enough money to fix the roads. County officials said the […] [...]

County, city to partner on cost of replacing old bridge

OLIVE BRANCH — DeSoto County plans to team with Olive Branch on a $600,000 project to replace an old timber-supported bridge on State Line Road over Johns Creek. The Commercial Appeal reports that a consulting engineer working on the project says the bridge is one of DeSoto County’s last remaining timber bridges. The county Board […] [...]

Stolen Katrina-related recovery funds returned to FEMA

KILN — More than $1.1 million in stolen taxpayer money has been returned to FEMA in a forfeiture order against former Hancock County road manager Roger Joe Ladner of Kiln. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis tells The Sun Herald his office has returned the money Ladner took in a conspiracy to steal from the government. […] [...]

Road workers uncover dozens of unmarked graves

JACKSON — Workers building a road at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have found 66 unidentified graves. Officials with the medical center say a construction crew found the unmarked human remains over a period from November through March. The graves were found four to five feet below the surface as workers dug down to […] [...]

Right-of-way acquisition to begin for new connector road

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County and the state will begin buying right of way before the end of the year for a new road that will parallel Interstate 10 and connect a popular shopping area in Harrison County with West Jackson County. The Sun Herald reports the Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted for Neel-Schaffer […] [...]

Officials unveil multi-million-dollar plan to enhance highway

EAST MISSISSIPPI — State transportation officials expect to spend about $2 million on improvements to Mississippi Highway 182. The Commercial Dispatch reports Starkville city engineer Edward Kemp told local officials work would include overlaying the road’s surface within city limits, developing landscape islands, improving sidewalk access and re-pouring driveways. Kemp said bid advertisements are expected […] [...]

Senate votes to keep McGrath as head of MDOT

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has approved the appointment of Melinda McGrath, PE, to remain executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. McGrath’s appointment begins today and will end April 1, 2017, unless it is further extended. As executive director, McGrath, the first woman to serve as leader of MDOT, oversees MDOT’s more than […] [...]

Heavy rains erode bluffs; crews to begin repairs

WARREN COUNTY — Work has begun in Warren County to shore up the hillsides along parts of U.S. Highway 80 that eroded during January’s heavy rain. State transportation officials tell the Vicksburg Post earthen bluffs at U.S. 80 and Rancho Road were set back farther to limit the impact of further mudslides. Mississippi Department of […] [...]

Roadbuilder starts work on Pine Belt interstate project

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun a Jones County interchange improvement project at the Interstate 59-16th Avenue/Exit 95 interchange. The $1.18-million project was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders of Laurel. The project will include the installation of a traffic signal and redesign of traffic flow at the interchange. When the project is […] [...]

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