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MDOT finds bad bridge near school, re-posts weight limit

TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has identified yet another aging bridge — this one near a school — and has re-posted its weight limit. MDOT recently evaluated the posted weight limit of Bridge No. 2.3 on State Route 172 during a routine bridge inspection. It was determined that due to the aging of the structure, the ...

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USDOT: State ranks 10th in nation in bad bridges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A recent report of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) indicates that motorists travel over the state’s 2,274 structurally compromised bridges approximately 1.2 million times every day. The data shows that of the 17,044 bridges in Mississippi, over 13 percent are in need of replacement. The American Road & Transportation Builders ...

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Report: State ranks 10th nationally in deficient bridges

WASHINGTON — Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows cars, trucks and ...

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Wallace Construction begins bridge replacement in Jones County

JONES COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is underway on a bridge replacement project along Highway 11 at Waterfall Creek in Jones County, according to MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King. The $1 million project was awarded to T. L. Wallace Construction Inc. A section of Highway 11 at the bridge was closed yesterday to through traffic. A ...

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Students compete in bridge-building competition

JACKSON — Yesterday, middle and high school students from around the state competed in the Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Competition at the Hilton Garden Inn (King Edward Hotel) in Jackson. The TRAC program introduces students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of engineering and teaches students how to apply math and science concepts ...

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MEMA: Glitch in new wireless alert service causes confusion, fright

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency utilized the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messaging tool for the first time during the winter storm that affected the state this week. The first messages were sent Tuesday night for counties in the Mississippi Delta that experienced iced roads and bridges where emergency-only travel was advised. The second set of messages were sent ...

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MDOT warns of more icy roads in wake of storm

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, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Madison, Marshall, ...

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MDOT: Beware of icy roads in 20 counties

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, Tunica and Lee. All lanes ...

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MDOT orders emergency closure of highway bridge

YALOBUSHA COUNTY — State transportation officials have closed a bridge after discovering it could possibly fail. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has temporarily closed the bridge on Highway 51 approximately three miles south of the Highway 32 and Highway 51 intersection in Yalobusha County. During a routine inspection of the bridge, inspectors found signs of possible movement in some of ...

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Transportation task force provides no funding answers

JACKSON — A transportation study task force has concluded that the state does not generate enough money to take care of its highway needs. But the task force, which completed its work yesterday, offered no funding solution. Senate Transportation Chairman Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, who headed the task force, had hoped that the panel would reach consensus on a revenue source ...

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