Posts Tagged ‘roadbuilder’

New bypass could open before Christmas

CANTON — State transportation officials hope to have a ribbon-cutting before Christmas on a $19.3-million bypass to ease traffic rolling through the heart of historic Canton. The 3.5-mile, four-lane road will connect to the Nissan Parkway at U.S. Highway 51 north of the Nissan plant and run northeast to Mississippi Highway 43. Construction on the […] [...]

Trace bridge bid comes in $1.4M higher than expected

TUPELO — The lowest bid to build a bridge over the Natchez Trace Parkway came in $1.4 million higher than expected. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal members of the Major Thoroughfare Committee will discuss the bids on Oct. 8 before taking a proposal to the city council. The bridge is part of the […] [...]

MDOT estimates Miss. 6 project will wrap up in 2014

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — State transportation officials say the final leg of four-lane of Mississippi 6 from Batesville to Tupelo should be completed by 2014. The last segment runs from Pontotoc to U.S. 45. The Mississippi Department of Transportation tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the May 30, 2014, date was calculated using the remaining work […] [...]

Troubled Delta highway project back underway

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Work is resuming on a four-lane project to link Cleveland and Ruleville. The work on Mississippi 8 has hits some snags since 2009. Kevin Magee, a Mississippi Department of Transportation engineer, tells the Bolivar Commercial problems with rain, drought and contractors are no longer issues. Magee said the final phase of the […] [...]

MDOT to unveil plan to widen Interstate 20

VICKSBURG — Mississippi transportation officials are set to unveil plans to widen Interstate 20 to six lanes in Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Post reports the Mississippi Department of Transportation will discuss the plans during a public meeting at the Vicksburg Convention Center. MDOT also proposes to elevate the interstate in some areas and rebuild some interchanges. […] [...]

County takes out $650K loan, renegotiates bond terms

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has voted to take out a $650,000 loan to fund road work and also voted to renegotiate an approximately $2.6 million road bond to reduce the payments the county pays on the bond each year. The Natchez Democrat reports the supervisors awarded a bid for the $650,000 […] [...]

New four-lane Highway 9 to open for traffic next week

UNION COUNTY and CALHOUN COUNTY — The new Mississippi Highway 9 from Sherman to U.S. Highway 278 near Pontotoc will open for traffic Monday. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the new 12-mile highway will provide a much-sought four-lane link from the entrance to Magnolia Way, the frontage road leading to the Toyota assembly […] [...]

Duff brothers buy T.L. Wallace; make ‘significant equity infusion’

COLUMBIA — Entrepreneurs Jim and Tom Duff have acquired T. L. Wallace Construction Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The Duff brothers own several other businesses including Southern Tire Mart, LLC, KLLM Transport Services, LLC, Forest Products Transports, LLC, Pine Belt Ford, LLC, as well as others with combined revenues exceeding $1.3 billion. As part of […] [...]

Officials say I-269 will ease traffic, increase safety

DESOTO COUNTY — Mississippi transportation officials are touting the benefits of the Interstate 269 project. After all the segments are complete, I-269 will form a 30-mile bypass around Memphis through Tennessee and Mississippi and will connect to the existing I-69/I-55 corridor hub. The projected corridor eventually will stretch from Canada to Mexico. Mike Tagert, Mississippi’s […] [...]

County borrowing money for multiple bridge repair projects

MCCOMB — Pike County will borrow $5.5 million to work on local bridges. The Enterprise-Journal reports supervisors acted this past week after agreeing to advertise for bids to replace the bridge over the Tangipahoa River at Chatawa, work that will be paid for by bond funds. Keith Lott of Neel-Schaffer engineering firm said the expected […] [...]

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