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MDOT taps Smith for post

The Mississippi Department of Transportation  recently named Cindy Smith, P.E., State Research Engineer. She will oversee state and national research efforts, pavement management, data collection, nondestructive testing and MDOT’s research library. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston (1995) and began working with MDOT as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in the Planning ...

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WORKING IN THE FAST LANE — 3D CADD programs helping engineers design better roads

By BECKY GILLETTE Wouldn’t it be nice to actually see how a road is going to look before building it? What if you could anticipate problems before encountering them in the middle of construction, thus avoiding delays that cost time and money? With the use of modern three dimensional computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) programs, engineers can come close to ...

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Traffic congestion an unwanted side effect of Madison County growth

By BECKY GILLETTE  For Madison County, urban sprawl has been both a blessing and a bane. The tremendous growth in new business and residential developments has outpaced the capacity of the highway system. The city of Madison tripled in population from 8,027 in 1990 to 24,262 in 2010, while Madison County’s population went up from 54,271 to 95,595 during the ...

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MDOT recognizes Hinds County employees

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently recognized residents of Hinds County for their service to MDOT. Honored were, front row, from left, Jessica Dilley, Bonnie Sides, Lisa Kennedy, and Dejuana Parker; Back Row, MDOT Chief Engineer Mark McConnell, James Eggleston, Ron Rester, Byron Flood, Paul Greene and MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath.

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MDOT hires producer

Kevin Perez recently joined the Mississippi Department of Transportation as media producer in the Public Affairs Division. Perez previously worked as a photojournalist at 16 WAPT News and as a director of photography at Red Squared Productions. Perez completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Jackson State University in May 2015, specializing in media production and graphic ...

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Transportation Commission recognizes Woodcock

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently recognized Joel D. “Woody” Woodcock for his service to the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the State of Mississippi with a resolution. Woodcock represented MDOT for more than 12 years, beginning in 2003, as a Special Assistant Attorney with the Mississippi Office of the Attorney General. Pictured from left: Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert; Assistant Attorney ...

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MDOT appoints Ratliff

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Brian Ratliff as District 5 Engineer. Ratliff will oversee the operations in 10 central Mississippi counties including the Jackson Metro Area and the counties along Interstate 20 eastward towards Meridian. Ratliff began working for MDOT as an Engineer in Training in 1996 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science ...

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MDOT Roadeo is fun and games but public safety remains ultimate goal

By NASH NUNNERY There are no bucking broncos, Brahma bulls or cowboy clowns like a traditional rodeo but the competitive juices flow for heavy equipment operators at the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s aptly-named Roadeo. The annual contest and training event shows how MDOT employees maintain and enhance their daily operating skills while making sure their duties are performed safely. The ...

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Agency celebrates 100th year

March 29 marked the start of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s second century of service to the people of the state. MDOT is celebrating this milestone throughout the year. On the centennial anniversary, a time capsule was sealed by the Mississippi Transportation Commission commemorating 100 years of service. It will be housed in the lobby of the MDOT Administration Building ...

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