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County leaders want to know why highway project is delayed

PEAR RIVER COUNTY — State transportation officials are to discuss the $10 million four-laning of U.S. 11 in a meeting this week with Pearl River County leaders. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the project will be delayed, raising questions from local officials. County Engineer Les Dungan tells the Picayune Item the project would help solve Picayune and ...

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Supervisor wants second opinion on bridge repair, replacements

MCCOMB — A Pike County supervisor wants a second opinion on whether the county really needs $5 million worth of bridge repairs and replacements. The Board of Supervisors will first meet with the engineering firm that prepared a report saying three bridges need replacement and one needs repairs, The Enterprise-Journal reported. The board agreed in February to borrow up to ...

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Bridge-replacement project awarded to Joe Magee

CLARKE COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin a project to replace the bridge over the Chickasawhay River on Highway 512 in Clarke County. The $4.4 million project was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company in Lake. Along with reconstructing the bridge, about 1,000 feet of roadway will be reconstructed for the bridge approach. Crews are ...

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Hall: Port Gibson might get U.S. 61 bypass after all

PORT GIBSON — Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall says plans to four-lane U.S. 61 through Port Gibson may be changed to a bypass. The Vicksburg Post reports Hall, in a civic club speech this past week, said a majority of the commission supports routing U.S. 61 around Port Gibson. “The main thing is to get the 18-wheelers off Church ...

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Highway 67 interchange project to begin this month

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin construction of an interchange project on Highway 67 at Sangani Boulevard in Harrison County, according to Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King. The project, which is located in D’Iberville near the Interstate 10 and Interstate 110 Interchange, was awarded to Gulf Equipment Corporation of Theodore, Ala., for $7.3 million. Work ...

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'Fracking' leads county officials to call for highway widening

AMITE COUNTY — An increase in oilfield activity in Amite County is bringing a call for the state to four-lane Highway 24 in southwest Mississippi between McComb and Liberty. The Enterprise-Journal reports the issue came up during a discussion of oil drilling among members of the Pike County Economic Development District board. Amite County has voted to support a study ...

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City working with MDOT on downtown transporation improvements

RIPLEY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently working with the City of Ripley on an LPA (local public agency) transportation improvement project in the downtown area. MDOT oversees LPA projects that utilize federal funds with local matching funds. The projects must adhere to federal guidelines and regulations. The LPA project in Ripley is for the reconstruction of ...

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County adopts another, more expensive road plan

CANTON — Madison County has a new road plan for the second time in two weeks. The Clarion-Ledger reports the new plan not only costs $1,170 more than the last one, but also drops one road, adds four others and puts in place a new policy that requires cities to pay half the cost of work on roads in the ...

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MDOT: Oxford-area road projects still on, but moving slowly

LAFAYETTE COUNTY — State transportation officials say road projects in the Oxford area are still on the drawing board — they are just being drawn very slowly. Last year, the Mississippi Department of Transportation presented the city and Lafayette County a proposal that lumped a new Highway 6 intersection with two other projects. The Oxford Eagle reports no agreement was ...

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MDOT freezes city's road funding due to auditor's investigation of Davis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has frozen funding for new projects in Southaven because of an auditor’s investigation into Mayor Greg Davis’ spending. The action affects an $850,000 state grant the city was to use to construct a bike path and walking trail system. Randy Battey, assistant chief engineer of operations at MDOT, tells The Commercial Appeal the ...

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