Posts Tagged ‘roads’

State waiting for study to route port highway

by Associated Press Published: January 19,2012

Tags: bridges, construction, highways, ports, roads, state government, streets, transportation, travel

GULFPORT — The state is awaiting a port study before setting the final route for the southern end of a limited-access highway that will run from an expanded port to Interstate 10. Department of Transportation director Melinda McGrath said MDOT wants to take into account community concerns. The Sun Herald reports work already has started […] [...]

City to ask for funds for new casino infrastructure

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will apply for a grant of up to $8.5 million to fund infrastructure improvements for CanCan Casino. The Sun Herald reports originally the cost of the new streets, water and sewer infrastructure for the proposed casino was estimated at $6 million. City Manager Michael Janus said at yesterday’s council […] [...]

Commission names McGrath as MDOT executive director

JACKSON — The Mississippi Transportation Commission unanimously voted yesterday to appoint Melinda L. McGrath as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Since February of 2011, McGrath has served as interim executive director/chief engineer of MDOT. Prior to that, she served as deputy executive director/chief engineer since August 2008. As chief engineer, she was […] [...]

MDOT cuts ribbon on two major road projects

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) District Six marked the completion of two major projects spanning Wayne, George and Greene counties in a ribbon-cutting held today. The four-lane construction of 25 miles of roadway on Highway 63 and Highway 57 in George and Greene counties is now completed. This provides a north-south […] [...]

Ex-road manager, wife accused of Katrina-related fraud

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Mississippi county road manager and his wife have been indicted on two federal charges of Hurricane Katrina fraud. Roger Ladner was road manager for Hancock County, home to quiet little beach towns like Bay. St. Louis and Waveland, and some of the hardest hit areas from the 2005 storm. […] [...]

Flyover construction project taking shape on Coast

by Associated Press Published: November 28,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, highways, p road building, roads, streets, transportation, travel

JACKSON COUNTY — The foundation is in the ground, the beams are up and a multimillion-dollar flyover project is taking shape near the intersection of U.S. 90 and Mississippi 63. State transportation officials tell The Mississippi Press the project is meant to make commutes more efficient through east Jackson County’s industrial corridor. The project will […] [...]

Supervisors split on money needed for proposed road

by Associated Press Published: November 22,2011

Tags: bridges, construction, county government, highways, road building, roads, transportation, travel

HINDS COUNTY — Hinds County supervisors have split again on how much money they will need to raise to pay for all of the $96-million Byram-Clinton Corridor. The supervisors, who have about $30 million to work with right now, voted unanimously yesterday to ask the state for legislation authorizing the county to sell general obligation […] [...]

Officials oppose plan to increase truck weight allowance

by Associated Press Published: November 21,2011

Tags: federal government, highways, interstates, roads, shipping, state government, transportation, travel, trucking, trucks

JACKSON — Mississippi transportation officials oppose proposals to increase maximum truck weights and also oppose allowing a truck to haul three trailers. Officials are in opposition to bills pending in the U.S. House and Senate that give states the option to increase weight limits to 97,000 pounds on interstate highways and raise the number of […] [...]

Highway improvement project nearing completion

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is nearing completion of a project involving improvements to the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 84 in Laurel and along the southbound access ramp to Interstate 59. The $3.1-million project, awarded to Tanner Construction Company, involved adding an exclusive right turn lane from Congress Street south […] [...]

Officials decide against relocating historic bridge

by Associated Press Published: October 31,2011

Tags: bridge, bridges, historic structures, municipal government, roads, transportation, travel

VICKSBURG — Officials in Vicksburg are scrapping plans to move a 143-year-old bridge from one part of town to another. There had been talk of moving the Fairground Street Bridge to the site of the Lower Mississippi River Museum downtown. A project manager, Michael Renacker, says several contractors each quoted at least $10 million to […] [...]

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