Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

MDOT approves funds for ‘SMART’ bus system

STARKVILLE — State transportation officials have approved $2 million for a three-route bus system connecting the city of Starkville to the Mississippi State University campus. It will be called Starkville MSU Area Rapid Transit or SMART. “This is a long-term commitment between the federal government, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Mississippi State University to […] [...]

MDOT estimates Miss. 6 project will wrap up in 2014

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — State transportation officials say the final leg of four-lane of Mississippi 6 from Batesville to Tupelo should be completed by 2014. The last segment runs from Pontotoc to U.S. 45. The Mississippi Department of Transportation tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the May 30, 2014, date was calculated using the remaining work […] [...]

Southside shopping centers make additions, improvements

JACKSON — Although the effort to rehabilitate U.S. 80′s retail corridor in Jackson often gets more attention, several south Jackson malls are getting new life. Going beyond retail is part of the revival at Jackson Square Promenade, The Clarion-Ledger reports. That includes a roller-skating rink, a “teen center” where kids can hang out, sing karaoke […] [...]

River shipping resumes after emergency repairs to lock

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Shipping resumed today through one of the Mississippi River’s busiest locks after crews completed emergency repairs that took days and that stranded hundreds of barges destined for points north or south. By the time the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened Lock 27 at Granite City, Ill., just north of St. Louis, […] [...]

Measuring river’s depth not like it used to be

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Reading the depth of the Mississippi River is high-tech stuff compared to decades ago, when engineers used sticks and pressure lines to measure water levels. Still, a clear measure of water in the river when levels are low can be confusing even when updated hourly on the Internet. To get the amount, […] [...]

Grounded barge forces another closing of Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Another barge grounding near Greenville has closed the Mississippi River to shipping. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Robert Anderson said a barge ran past buoys marking the shipping channel Saturday evening. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Tippets said yesterday it was refloated, but vessel traffic was not expected to resume before today. […] [...]

Low water shuts down Mississippi River; nearly 100 boats idled

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

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

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 […] [...]

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