Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Natchez Trace sees drop in visitors in August; year-to-date numbers flat

TUPELO — The number of visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway so far this year is essentially flat compared to 2013, and the Trace saw a significant decrease last month. Superintendent Mary Risser said, “This year, 496,436 people used the Parkway in August, compared to 533,555 who were counted in 2013.” In 2013, the Trace […] [...]

TRI-Mississippi project receives $17.8M TIGER VI grant

  SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — A total of $17.8 million in federal transportation funding has been awarded for a collaborative initiative to support job growth by improving roadways in three Southwest Mississippi counties. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $17.8-million TIGER VI grant application submitted by Claiborne County, along with Franklin and Jefferson counties […] [...]

Southern Airways expands service from Jackson/Madison

OLIVE BRANCH — Southern Airways has added three new cities to be served from Jackson (Madison), and an upgrade of its Destin, Florida, service from seasonal to year-round. “We are very pleased to be adding new Jackson service to three additional cities: Memphis, Oxford and Atlanta,” said Stan Little, Southern’s chairman and CEO. “All Southern […] [...]

Corps’ work on Steele Bayou project to affect drivers and anglers

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is scheduled to begin work Sept. 1 on the Steele Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge. The Corps reports the work is necessary to repair a scour hole that has developed downstream of the bridge. Traffic will […] [...]

(UPDATE) I-20 partially closed as vehicle carrying hazardous materials burns

WARREN COUNTY — All westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Warren County have reopened after a fire caused the closure of the interstate earlier this morning, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). MDOT reports a vehicle carrying hazardous material is on fire on I-20 eastbound before Bovina/ Tiffintown Road (Exit 11). MDOT reported […] [...]

Portions of Delta highway to close as Corps strengthens levee

ISSAQUENA COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is working to complete the Mississippi River levee enlargement projects along Mississippi Highway 465. This work will necessitate the temporary closing of portions of Highway 465 to all through traffic. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena Counties. […] [...]

MDOT blocks off large sinkhole that formed on U.S. 61

NATCHEZ — State highway workers have blocked off a big sinkhole that developed this week on U.S. 61 near Natchez Regional Medical Center. The Natchez Democrat reports the hole is nearly 15 feet wide and 25 feet deep. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has blocked it off with orange barrels, and workers will start repairing […] [...]

Jackson-Orlando air service depends on how low Allegiant can keep its costs

Prospects for Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport landing ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air  for service to Orlando hinge on how well the airport can help the carrier shave its operating costs at the airport. A U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy the airport expects to receive would ease the cost burden early. But  the Las […] [...]

Silver Airways must continue to offer service to airports

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Transportation has directed Silver Airways to continue passenger service in four Mississippi cities and one in Alabama through Sept. 5. Government officials say they need more time to review proposals for new subsidized air service in Tupelo, Greenville, Hattiesburg/Laurel, Meridian and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The order extended for […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Hotels, industrial park, offices part of mix at Gulfport/Biloxi airport

In his slightly more than two years on the job, Clay Williams has picked up where retired predecessor Bruce Frallic left off in seeking to make the most of Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport’s assets. So far, property controlled by the Gulfport/Biloxi Airport Authority has added a pair of hotels, a Fixed Based Operator which invested $12 […] [...]

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