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Federal highway money to Mississippi flattens as needs eyed

February 21, 2015

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JACKSON — As Mississippi leaders study ways to deal with the state’s crumbling highways and bridges, declining federal funds aren’t helping the situation. The Federal Highway Trust Fund allotted $1.4 billion to Mississippi in 2013. After adjusting for inflation, that’s 3 percent less than in 2008, though it’s 10 percent more than 10 years ago. […]

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Miss. Senate passes bill to eliminate inspection stickers

February 11, 2015

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JACKSON — Some Mississippi senators don’t have up-to-date vehicle inspection stickers. Now they want other Mississippians to be able to forget about it too. Senators Wednesday passed Senate Bill 2519, which would repeal the requirement that vehicle owners get a $5 safety inspection each year. The bill goes to the House for more debate. Proponents, […]

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Portion of Highway 25 to be named for former Mississippi State president

January 28, 2015

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is honored to announce that the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill that will designate a section of Mississippi Highway 25 as the “Dr. Donald W. Zacharias Memorial Highway.” House Bill 615 designates and names a stretch of Mississippi Highway 25 in Oktibbeha County (beginning at its intersection with Old […]

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Mississippi River bridge work will snarl traffic

July 9, 2014

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Anyone with travel plans that include crossing the Mississippi River at Vicksburg should expect some delays. The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development is performing a bridge retrofit project that will limit traffic to the inside lanes, eastbound and westbound, on Interstate 20 at the Mississippi River bridge near Vicksburg. During the project, there will […]

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Airport lands grants to refurbish ‘touchdown zones’

June 2, 2014

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While the news hasn’t been all good recently for Mississippi’s airports, one has landed two separate grants to rework its runways. The Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Authority has received two grants worth $5.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program for the reconstruction of the runway touchdown zones at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The reconstruction […]

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Officials remain concerned about ongoing flooding

April 10, 2014

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Two highways in Central Mississippi remain closed, and state officials are concerned about more damages and loss of life. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports Highway 427 at Highway 16 just south of Edinburg and Highway 80 at Chunky River are still closed. State Route 149 at Strong River and Dabb’s Creek and Highwawy […]

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Bryant declares state of emergency as waters rise

April 9, 2014

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While the storms have finally cleared the state, their aftermath is still being seen. Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in 12 Mississippi counties that have suffered impacts from flooding and severe storms that moved through the state beginning April 3. Chickasaw, Covington, Hinds, Holmes, Jones, Kemper, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Simpson […]

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American Airlines adds Memphis flights

March 6, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Airport Authority officials announced Thursday that American Airlines/US Airways will add three daily nonstop flights between Memphis and Philadelphia this summer. “We are excited to add more nonstop options for our passengers,” said Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, in a news release. […]

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MDOT warns of more icy roads in wake of storm

February 13, 2014

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Though the latest winter storm has passed, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is urging motorists to beware of lingering ice on roads and bridges. MDOT said more than 40 counties still have slippery roads. The counties are Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Coahoma, DeSoto, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Lafayette, […]

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MDOT: Beware of icy roads in 20 counties

February 12, 2014

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a road update as another round of winter weather impacts the state. MDOT reports ice has been detected on roads and bridges in 20 counties. The affected counties are Tallahatchie, Montgomery, Holmes, Carroll, Leflore, Claiborne, Prentiss, Benton, Marshall, Newton, DeSoto, Chickasaw, Quitman, Coahoma, Tate, Panola, Warren, Jefferson, […]

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