Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

Low water shuts down Mississippi River; nearly 100 boats idled

by Associated Press Published: August 21,2012

Tags: boat, boating, Commerce, dredge, dredging, drought, dry, maritime, port, river, severe weather, ship, shipping, trade, traffic, transportation, water, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Nearly 100 boats and barges were waiting for passage yesterday along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to low water levels, the U.S. Coast Guard said. New Orleans-based Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Tippets said the stretch of river near Greenville has been closed intermittently since Aug. […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer hired to conduct traffic projection study

by Associated Press Published: August 10,2012

Tags: city, engineer, engineering, infrastructure, municipal government, municipality, road, street, traffic, transportation

GAUTIER — The engineering firm of Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer has been hired by the Gautier City Council for a traffic projection study along Mississippi 57 between U.S. 90 and Interstate 10. The Mississippi Press reports a professional service agreement with Neel-Schaffer was approved earlier this week. The action is part of the mayor and council’s strategic […] [...]

New four-lane Highway 9 to open for traffic next week

by Associated Press Published: July 27,2012

Tags: constyruction, highway, infrastructure, road, roadbuilder, roadbuilding, traffic, transportation, travel

UNION COUNTY and CALHOUN COUNTY — The new Mississippi Highway 9 from Sherman to U.S. Highway 278 near Pontotoc will open for traffic Monday. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the new 12-mile highway will provide a much-sought four-lane link from the entrance to Magnolia Way, the frontage road leading to the Toyota assembly […] [...]

Officials say I-269 will ease traffic, increase safety

DESOTO COUNTY — Mississippi transportation officials are touting the benefits of the Interstate 269 project. After all the segments are complete, I-269 will form a 30-mile bypass around Memphis through Tennessee and Mississippi and will connect to the existing I-69/I-55 corridor hub. The projected corridor eventually will stretch from Canada to Mexico. Mike Tagert, Mississippi’s […] [...]

Commission rethinking downtown parking following aldermen’s rejection

by Associated Press Published: July 19,2012

Tags: city, commission, downtown, municipal government, municipality, parking, retail, traffic, transportation

OXFORD — Members of Oxford’s Downtown Parking Commission have gone back to the drawing board after a plan to implement paid parking on the Square failed to gain the support of enough aldermen to be passed. Their “plan B” focuses on enforcing the two-hour parking limit on premium parking spaces around the Square by issuing […] [...]

Former RR depot gets new life as transportation museum

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg is celebrating the opening of the Old Depot Museum. It’s housed in the former Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot. The grand opening was held yesterday. The museum in downtown Vicksburg features a huge collection of ship models and riverboat models. “We have an exhibit of tow boats […] [...]

Mat Sinking Unit to work harder due to historic 2011 flood

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) is scheduled to depart today from Vicksburg to begin laying articulated concrete mattress (ACM) squares that will protect submerged riverbanks in more than 30 locations. Traditionally, the MSU departs Vicksburg heading northward toward Cairo, Ill., and works back down the riverbanks on each […] [...]

Director: Port should remain open as river falls

by Associated Press Published: July 5,2012

Tags: boat, boater, boating, dredge, dredging, drought, dry, maritime, port, rain, river, ship, shipper, shipping, traffic, water, water level, Weather

VICKSBURG — Dredging near the Port of Vicksburg over the past five years should keep the inland port open even as Mississippi River levels fall. Warren County Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield tells the Vicksburg Post about $4 million in work completed in 2008 to widen the Yazoo Diversion Canal has put the local […] [...]

With river dropping, Corps scrambling to keep ports dredged

by MBJ Staff Published: July 3,2012

Tags: dredge, drought, dry, engineers, federal agency, port, river, ship, shipper, shipping, traffic, water, water level, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER  — This year due to low water levels throughout the region and past flood damages, the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation. Dredging will be performed through contracted dredging at six ports along the […] [...]

Mississippi River dropping, reaching near record low-water mark

by Associated Press Published: June 20,2012

Tags: drought, dry, maritime, river, river traffic, ship, shipping, traffic, water, water level

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Mississippi River is slipping into record low territory, but traffic is not expected to be affected. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg has fallen from 16.9 feet May 1 to 8.8 feet yesterday. It is predicted to drop to 6.1 feet by July 11 unless there is significant rainfall in the Upper […] [...]

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