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MDOT closing Coast bridge for upgrade project

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to temporarily close the Wilkes Bridge along Highway 605 in Gulfport next week. Beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, MDOT will close the Wilkes Bridge to perform required upgrades. Once the bridge has been closed to traffic, MDOT crews will replace hardware on the Wilkes […] [...]

Airport gets grant to support seasonal service from Sun Country

GULFPORT — Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was recently awarded a $350,000 Small Community Air Service Development grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to provide a revenue guarantee and marketing support targeting seasonal service from Sun Country Airlines. Sun Country Airlines is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and currently operates the air […] [...]

I-10 bridge repair project will impact motorists

HANCOCK COUNTY — There will be lane closures along I-10 beginning next week in Hancock County at the Mississippi-Louisiana state line due to a Pearl River bridge repair project, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Work is scheduled to begin Oct. 14 and is expected to take about two weeks to complete. One […] [...]

MDOT to install first flashing yellow arrow signal in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is implementing a new traffic signal to provide a safer and more efficient left-turn for motorists. The new flashing yellow arrow (FYA) left-turn signal will begin replacing the circular green signal for permitted left turns at selected intersections. The new FYA signal provides a more direct message […] [...]

USDOT awards grant to GTRA to add more westbound flights

COLUMBUS — The U.S. Department of Transportation has given a $750,000 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport to help recruit new westbound air service to the area. The grant was awarded under the Small Community Air Service Development Program, which provides funds to enhance air service to small communities. The Golden Triangle area encompasses […] [...]

Another Delta airport lands funding for taxiway, emergency rescue

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making more than $2 million available to rehabilitate a critical taxiway at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport in Greenville and to purchase an emergency rescue vehicle. The FAA funding — consisting of $1.65 million in discretionary funding and $369,036 in entitlement funding — will enable the city […] [...]

Corps awards river dredging contract to Louisiana firm

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has awarded a contract to dredge on the Mississippi River for $4,390,701 to Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, Louisiana. The work consists of furnishing, delivering and operating one cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredge, of which Weeks Marine owns seven. The Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles […] [...]

Tunica Municipal Airport lands more USDOT money for hangar

TUNICA — The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving the Tunica Municipal Airport an additional $1.1 million to help pay for a new hangar. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson says Tunica County is receiving $2.5 million from the federal agency for the current federal budget year, which ends Sept. 30. The county will receive the other […] [...]

Delta Council says condition of Highway 6 ‘of crisis dimensions’

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — As the 2014 harvest progresses, the transportation arteries that move the crop from the field to its market place in Northwest Mississippi is choked down, according to Stoneville-based Delta Council. Due to structurally deficient bridge structures throughout the Batesville-to-Clarksdale reach of Highway 6, hundreds of trucks loaded full of grain are being […] [...]

MDOT: Work on I-269 is on schedule, several phases at halfway point

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department says construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi. All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. Contractors continue earthwork and bridge construction, while paving operations on one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line […] [...]

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