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Biglanes’ sentencing for bribery rescheduled

LAUREL — Sentencing for a father and son from Laurel who pleaded guilty to trying to bribe Mississippi’s transportation director has been rescheduled for Oct. 17. Kenneth Biglane and his son, Peter J. Biglane, pleaded guilty in July to bribery. They face maximum penalties of 10 years in prison each and a $250,000 fine. The […] [...]

MDOT opens new Highway 30 bypass

PRENTISS COUNTY — The newly constructed Highway 30 bypass route in Prentiss County is now open. The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass of the City of Booneville. It begins at a new interchange on U.S. 45 south of Booneville and continues east on a new location to the connection of existing Highway 30 east […] [...]

City wants MDOT to act on proposed road upgrades

OXFORD — City of Oxford officials want a meeting with state transportation officials to continue talks on local transit projects that appear to be in limbo. City officials contend the Mississippi Department of Transportation is delaying again the West Jackson Avenue and Mississippi 6 interchange upgrades as well as the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and […] [...]

MDOT to cut ribbon on Highway 30 bypass project

BOONEVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. in Booneville for the completion of the Highway 30 Bypass project. The new bypass will not open to traffic Sept. 6 as the final construction phase is still being completed. The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass […] [...]

Transportation officials petition Congress for funding

JACKSON — Transportation officials across the Southeast are calling for Congress to take action to secure funding for federal highway and transportation programs. The current transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU, is set to expire Sept. 30. “Long-term, sustainable transportation funding is essential for the economic growth of our nation,” said Melinda McGrath, executive director of the Mississippi […] [...]

Major U.S. 61 improvement project underway

BOLIVAR COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports that reconstruction of the five-laning/median removal project on U.S. 61 in Bolivar County is underway. The project just north of the U.S. 61/Highway 446 intersection to Davis Street began today. This $5.4-million project is being performed by APAC, and is approximately 2.3 miles in length […] [...]

U.S. 98 improvement project underway in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — A $2.8-million project to improve an interchange along U.S. Highway 98 in Hattiesburg is getting started. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said the Lamar County project is being handled by Warren Paving Inc. of Hattiesburg. The work includes modifications to the traffic signal system and roadway resurfacing as well as the addition of […] [...]

Metropolitan planning organizations get funding

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — More than $15 million in federal funding will be made available to local officials for use by the metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) throughout the state, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The money is made available through the federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) for federal fiscal year 2011. The surface […] [...]

Coast city says proposed bypass would kill it

KILN — A proposal to make Mississippi 43 a limited-access, four-lane thoroughfare, connecting Interstate 10 just south of Kiln with Interstate 59 near Picayune and Carriere is facing opposition. Merchants say the proposal, if approved, would kill Kiln stone dead. What the Mississippi Department of Transportation wants is a straight shot from the Gulf Coast […] [...]

MDOT to break ground for new SR 475 bypass

RANKIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will break ground tomorrow on the State Route 475 bypass project in Rankin County. When complete, State Route 475 will be a continuous four-lane road beginning at Lakeland Drive and will cross over Old Brandon Road on a newly constructed bridge to U.S. 80. An access […] [...]

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