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Black tells road builders 'Congress must act'

During the ongoing debate over adequate funding for road and bridge maintenance here in Mississippi, the state’s road builders have pointed to other states and their success in addressing funding shortfalls. The Mississippi Road Builders Association has been asking — if they can do it, why not the Magnolia State? At its Membership Luncheon held last week in Jackson, the ...

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MDOT to unveil plan to widen Interstate 20

VICKSBURG — Mississippi transportation officials are set to unveil plans to widen Interstate 20 to six lanes in Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Post reports the Mississippi Department of Transportation will discuss the plans during a public meeting at the Vicksburg Convention Center. MDOT also proposes to elevate the interstate in some areas and rebuild some interchanges. MDOT’s plans are to add ...

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Officials: Katrina recovery-funded infrastructure will be used

JACKSON COUNTY — The Jackson County Utility Authority has spent its Hurricane Katrina recovery project funds on water and wastewater projects that will be well utilized across the county, leaders say. An Associated Press investigation revealed that the Harrison County Utility Authority used millions of dollars to build sewage plants that are underused or sitting completely idle. That’s not a ...

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Commission names McGrath as MDOT executive director

JACKSON — The Mississippi Transportation Commission unanimously voted yesterday to appoint Melinda L. McGrath as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Since February of 2011, McGrath has served as interim executive director/chief engineer of MDOT. Prior to that, she served as deputy executive director/chief engineer since August 2008. As chief engineer, she was the chief technical officer over ...

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