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Drawbridge project to affect road, maritime traffic

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin a major rehabilitation project to repair the Interstate 110 drawbridge. The project was awarded to Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC, of New Orleans. The $4.1-million project will begin in January. The project will replace the stringers and steel grid decking of the bridge, which was built in 1971. The ...

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MDOT gives update on 'S-Curve' project

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is continuing the final phase of work on the $11.6-million Interstate 59 reconstruction project in Jones County, just north of the construction zone formerly known as the “S-Curve.” The project was awarded to Tanner Construction involving two miles of roadway on Interstate 59 from Fourth Avenue to Chantilly Street. Crews have finished ...

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Arkansas reorganizes Interstate 69 group

CAMDEN, Ark. — The South Arkansas I-69 Coalition has been reorganized in an effort to advance plans for an interstate highway across the region, according to a top official of the group. “The group had become inactive and, unfortunately, so had the national group,” Michael Jones of Dumas told other members of the coalition at a meeting in Camden. [ITAL]The ...

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County hiring consultants to gauge I-69/269 impact

HERNANDO — DeSoto County expects to sign a contract Nov. 15 with consultants who will help local officials determine how much economic gain they can expect along the Interstate 69/269 corridor. The proposed route from Canada to Mexico will bisect DeSoto County east to west through Hernando, running some 30 miles from the Marshall County line to Tunica County. DeSoto ...

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Coast bridge rehabilitation project underway

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun work to rehabilitate the Interstate 110 Bascule Bridge in Biloxi. The $4-million project was awarded to Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC, of New Orleans. Work on the project will consist of replacing the structural steel within the bridge draw span. Currently work is underway to fabricate sections of the steel ...

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Interstate 69 project hits major milestone

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A major milestone has been reached in the progress toward the Interstate 69 project for Northwest Mississippi as the Record of Decision on a significant Mississippi section of the highway was signed by the Federal Highway Administration Monday. “The dream of Interstate 69 took a major step to completion yesterday with the signing of the Record of ...

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MDOT to hold meetings on interstate connector

CLARKSDALE — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) are conducting joint “open house” public meetings to invite public comment on a joint corridor study for connecting I-40 in Arkansas with I-55 in Mississippi. Two identical meetings will be held. The first will be held Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. until 6 ...

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Eleven Coast road projects still waiting

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says workers have completed six of the 17 big projects slated for this year along the Gulf Coast. Kelly Castleberry, MDOT’s district engineer for the southern half of the state, tells The Sun Herald that nine of the 11 remaining projects are under construction. The 17 projects cost more than $135 ...

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Interstate bridge being made earthquake-proof

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Department of Transportation workers are trying to make the Interstate 40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge earthquake resistant. Starting today, officials say the bridge over the Mississippi River near Memphis will be reduced to one lane in each direction for about two months. Crews will be installing a new seismic expansion joint along bridge piers. The bridge is ...

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County gets money to study I-69 corridor

DESOTO COUNTY — DeSoto County has received a $150,000 federal grant to study possible development along the Interstate 69/269 International Trade Corridor. The grant was announced Aug. 4 by the U.S. Commerce Department. DeSoto County planning director Jim McDougal tells The Commercial Appeal that the study is expected to take 18 to 24 months. McDougal says the interstate corridor will ...

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