Posts Tagged ‘roads’

‘Fracking’ leads county officials to call for highway widening

by Associated Press Published: March 4,2012

Tags: bridges, construction, drilling, energy, fracking, gas, highways, infrastructure, Oil, petroleum, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, streets

AMITE COUNTY — An increase in oilfield activity in Amite County is bringing a call for the state to four-lane Highway 24 in southwest Mississippi between McComb and Liberty. The Enterprise-Journal reports the issue came up during a discussion of oil drilling among members of the Pike County Economic Development District board. Amite County has […] [...]

Stores petition MDOT to delay downtown road project

SUMMIT — Merchants in Summit are protesting a plan to shut down a main downtown thoroughfare and disrupt Easter and Mother’s Day sales. The Enterprise-Journal reports the merchants have asked the Mississippi Department of Transportation to delay the partial shutdown of Robb Street. MDOT construction engineer Ken Morris says a contract has been signed and […] [...]

City working with MDOT on downtown transporation improvements

by Associated Press Published: February 24,2012

Tags: avenues, boulevards, bridges, downtown, infrastructure, lanes, municipal government, roads, state agency, streets, transportation, travel

RIPLEY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently working with the City of Ripley on an LPA (local public agency) transportation improvement project in the downtown area. MDOT oversees LPA projects that utilize federal funds with local matching funds. The projects must adhere to federal guidelines and regulations. The LPA project in Ripley […] [...]

County adopts another, more expensive road plan

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2012

Tags: avenues, boulevards, bridges, construction, county government, infrastructure, lanes, plan, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, streets

CANTON — Madison County has a new road plan for the second time in two weeks. The Clarion-Ledger reports the new plan not only costs $1,170 more than the last one, but also drops one road, adds four others and puts in place a new policy that requires cities to pay half the cost of […] [...]

Paw Paw Road dispute drags on after Supreme Court ruling

by Associated Press Published: February 21,2012

Tags: county government, hunting, hunting club, lawsuit, outdoors, road, roads

WARREN COUNTY — A federal case nearly five years old involving two landowner groups and Warren County is continuing to plod along, a year after settlement talks morphed into more motions and claims. No hearing has taken place before U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III since September in the civil racketeering case brought against […] [...]

Supervisors uphold residents’ appeal of dirt pit permit

by Associated Press Published: February 14,2012

Tags: construction, county government, dirt, dirt pit, roads, transportation, travel

BILOXI — Harrison County supervisors have voted 3-2 to uphold an appeal by residents in the western part of the county who opposed a dirt pit in their neighborhood. The Sun Herald reports the people who live on and near the site told the board the area already has four dirt pits, one of which […] [...]

After more than three years, connector road reopens

by Associated Press Published: February 13,2012

Tags: bridge, construction, downtown, interstate, l infrastructure, roadbuilders, roadbuilding, roads, transportation, travel

VICKSBURG — After more than three years and $8.6 million, a main corridor between downtown Vicksburg and Interstate 20 is about to reopen. The 82-year-old bridge that ran along the Mississippi River was closed in early 2009 because of river bank erosion. Now it’s a road on top of a tunnel over railroad tracks, and […] [...]

MDOT: Oxford-area road projects still on, but moving slowly

LAFAYETTE COUNTY — State transportation officials say road projects in the Oxford area are still on the drawing board — they are just being drawn very slowly. Last year, the Mississippi Department of Transportation presented the city and Lafayette County a proposal that lumped a new Highway 6 intersection with two other projects. The Oxford […] [...]

MDOT freezes city’s road funding due to auditor’s investigation of Davis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has frozen funding for new projects in Southaven because of an auditor’s investigation into Mayor Greg Davis’ spending. The action affects an $850,000 state grant the city was to use to construct a bike path and walking trail system. Randy Battey, assistant chief engineer of operations at MDOT, […] [...]

Ladners’ Katrina-kickback trial rescheduled for May

GULFPORT — The trial of a former county road manager from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and his wife has been rescheduled for May 14 in federal court in Gulfport. Roger Ladner, Hancock County’s former road manager, and his wife, Sharon, have pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing them of being involved in a kickback […] [...]

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