Posts Tagged ‘roadbuilders’

State’s struggling road builders conflicted by study committee

by Wally Northway Published: May 31,2013

Tags: Dick Hall, Mike Pepper, Mississippi Economic Council, roadbuilders, Robert Johnson, transportation

Late in the last legislative session, state lawmakers approved a resolution to form a study committee to look into the issue of funding for road and bridge work. It seemed that Mississippi’s struggling road builders had finally caught a break. But now local roadbuilders are wondering if the study is a positive step or not […] [...]

County taking out loan to pay for road projects, equipment

by Associated Press Published: June 12,2012

Tags: borrowing, county government, equipment, loans, repairs, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, traffic, transportation

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Washington County will borrow $1.5 million to repair local roads and buy road-working equipment, The Delta Democrat Times reports. Supervisor Troy Wesley Sr. says board members did a tour of the county roads about three or four months ago and assessed what roads were in bad shape. Wesley says the county expects […] [...]

Project to make Capitol Street two-way to begin this year

by Associated Press Published: June 11,2012

Tags: construction, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, streets, traffic, transportation

JACKSON — A project to turn the main thoroughfare in downtown Jackson into a two-way street is expected to start by year’s end. The city must have state approval for construction plans on the Capitol Street project by Sept. 30. Work needs to begin no later than January, or it will miss out on millions […] [...]

Former MDOT executive director Brown wins mayoral runoff

NATCHEZ — Larry L. Brown has won the Democratic primary for Natchez mayor, defeating Phillip West by 541 votes in the runoff. Brown, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, received 56 percent of the vote, or 2,696 votes in yesterday’s runoff election. West had 44 percent of the vote, or 2,155 votes. […] [...]

Engineers name U.S. 82 bridge as one of most innovative projects

by MBJ Staff Published: May 15,2012

Tags: awards, bridges, construction, engineering, engineers, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, transportation, travel

GREENVILLE — The new U.S. 82 Missis­sippi River Bridge was re­cently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Compa­nies as one of the world’s most inno­vative projects of the year. The Engineering Excellence Awards brings together over 600 indus­try and government lead­ers each year to distinguish the best achievements of the engineering profession. “Everywhere I […] [...]

After 114 years, researchers finally complete soil study of entire state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — After 114 years, Mississippi State University and other agencies have completed an acre-by-acre map of Mississippi’s soils — more than 30 million acres. It’s part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey begun in 1899 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service. “To map over 30 million acres is a […] [...]

MDOT looking to cut costs by trimming 2,300-vehicle fleet

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2012

Tags: budget, costs, expenses, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, state agency, transportation, vehicles

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working to reduce its fleet of vehicles by 10 percent over the next five years, according to transportation commissioner Mike Tagert. Tagert, who represents the northern district, says MDOT has a fleet of 2,300 vehicles. He says any reduction would not affect 300 emergency vehicles. The Daily […] [...]

County leaders want to know why highway project is delayed

PEAR RIVER COUNTY — State transportation officials are to discuss the $10 million four-laning of U.S. 11 in a meeting this week with Pearl River County leaders. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the project will be delayed, raising questions from local officials. County Engineer Les Dungan tells the Picayune Item the project […] [...]

Supervisor wants second opinion on bridge repair, replacements

MCCOMB — A Pike County supervisor wants a second opinion on whether the county really needs $5 million worth of bridge repairs and replacements. The Board of Supervisors will first meet with the engineering firm that prepared a report saying three bridges need replacement and one needs repairs, The Enterprise-Journal reported. The board agreed in […] [...]

MDOT awards I-10 project to Huey Stockstill

by MBJ Staff Published: March 19,2012

Tags: highways, interstates, resurfacing, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, state agency

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Transportation will start work on a project to resurface 13 miles of Interstate 10 in Hancock and Harrison counties. The $14.5 million project was awarded to Huey Stockstill Inc. of Picayune. Southern District transportation commissioner Tom King says the project starts at Diamondhead and extends to the […] [...]

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