Posts Tagged ‘roads and bridges’

EDA awards funding for road project

STONE COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced the award of a $357,000 federal grant that will go toward a road improvement project in Stone County to support timber-related jobs. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) approved the economic adjustment grant, which will use the funding to upgrade a one-mile segment of Old Highway 49 to […] [...]

County borrowing money for roadwork

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County supervisors will borrow $8 million for local roadwork. Supervisor John McKay says most of the money will be spent to widen the two-lane Tucker Road to four lanes from Interstate 10 north to the Latimer Community Center. McKay says the county had previously received state aid money for phases two […] [...]

Bridge work slated to begin next month

MADISON — By fall 2011, drivers should have a new route to travel between I-55 and U.S. Highway 51 in Madison. Work is expected to begin in May to finish Mississippi 463, by relocating the section from Post Oak Road east to U.S. 51 through construction of a four-lane road and a lengthy bridge over […] [...]

Report finds state’s roads among deadliest

by Published: March 16,2010

Tags: roads and bridges, transportation, travel

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Reader’s Digest revealed the best, worst and deadliest roads in America, and exposed the risks drivers pose to themselves and others. Reader’s Digest then ranked all 50 states and determined the safest, most scenic and sensible roads, along with the most dangerous roads, including the top ten deadliest for DUIs and speeding. […] [...]

Road projects get stimulus money

ABERDEEN and AMORY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized the expenditure of federal stimulus dollars to fund roadway improvements in the cities of Amory and Aberdeen. During its January meeting, the Mississippi Transportation Commission approved the low bid of $291,418 submitted by Falcon Contracting Company Inc. to mill and overlay Waterway Drive […] [...]

Report: State facing $6B shortfall

JACKSON — A national transportation advocacy group says Mississippi will face a $6-billion highway funding shortfall in the next decade if Congress fails to adopt a new transportation plan. TRIP, a national transportation research group, and lawmakers released the report yesterday at a news conference in Jackson. The study says one-fifth of Mississippi’s major roads […] [...]

Beach Boulevard repairs nearly complete

BAY ST. LOUIS — According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), work to permanently reconstruct Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis is nearing completion, with finishing touches and striping to be completed next week. A ribbon cutting is scheduled Feb. 15 at noon on Main Street at Beach Boulevard in front of the Hancock […] [...]

MDOT to hold I-69 meetings

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), in cooperation with local governments, will host two public meetings Jan. 25 to discuss high-capacity transit service along the Interstate 69 (I-69) corridor from DeSoto and Tunica counties in Northwest Mississippi to the Memphis Central Business District. The upcoming meetings are the first in a series […] [...]

Scenic roadways receiving grants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Communities in 43 states will receive $40.7 million for 160 projects to improve and promote highways designated as scenic byways from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) The grants are part of the FHA’s National Scenic Byways Program, which recognizes and provides funding for roads designated either locally or nationally as having outstanding […] [...]

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