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Toyota plant brings Highway 9 to record completion

There was a theme at last week’s ribbon cutting for the new four-lane state Highway 9: Doing things under budget and in record time requires a public-private partnership in which everybody pulls on the same end of the rope. It also doesn’t hurt if it’s Toyota that will be the highway’s main beneficiary. The $87.5 million highway connects to U.S. ...

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Ely tapped by MDOT

Jeff Ely has been appointed to the position of state planning engineer at the Mississippi Department of Transportation. In his new position, Ely will oversee MDOT’s Planning Division, which is responsible for transportation planning studies, mapping, and the collection and reporting of traffic, fuel tax, and roadway data. Ely began his career with MDOT in 2002 in the Planning Division ...

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MDOT promotes Dew

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Micah Dew to the position of Bridge Design Section engineer for Districts One and Six. In his new position, Dew will be responsible for the Bridge Division’s bridge design, project management and plan development for Districts One and Six. Dew has been employed at MDOT in the Bridge Division for seven years with ...

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Blue Springs Highway 9 in danger

Legislation that has cleared the House and sits in a Senate committee would essentially kill any chance Mississippi Highway 9 north of Blue Springs had of broad development related to the Toyota plant. Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, filed House Bill 791, which would make Mississippi Highway 9 in Union County ineligible for money under the Economic Development Highway Act. In 2011, ...

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Walker, Dees promoted

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced two promotions in its Bridge Division. Justin Walker has been appointed to the position of assistant state bridge engineer, according. Walker, who recently served as senior design section engineer, for Districts One, Five and Seven, will now assist the state bridge engineer in design and plan development of interstate and highway bridges and ...

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MDOT announces promotions

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has appointed Mark McConnell to the position of deputy executive director–chief engineer. McConnell, a 24-year employee of MDOT, will oversee highway and bridge construction projects as well as MDOT’s maintenance program throughout Mississippi. He will also oversee MDOT’s divisions and districts. McConnell started his MDOT career in construction in the Vicksburg project in 1988. ...

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MDOT promotes McConnell

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has appointed Mark McConnell to the position of deputy executive director-chief engineer. McConnell, a 24-year employee of MDOT, will oversee highway and bridge construction projects as well as MDOT’s maintenance program throughout Mississippi. He will also oversee MDOT’s divisions and districts. McConnell started his MDOT career in construction in the Vicksburg project in 1988. ...

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Walker, Dees promoted

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced two promotions in its Bridge Division. Justin Walker has been appointed to the position of assistant state bridge engineer, according. Walker, who recently served as senior design section engineer, for Districts One, Five and Seven, will now assist the state bridge engineer in design and plan development of interstate and highway bridges and ...

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McGrath stands on top rung

For Melinda McGrath, construction is a family tradition. The daughter of a contractor, McGrath’s early childhood memories growing up in Columbus were not riding bikes or playing games, but rather hanging out at building sites. “My mother died when I was young, so my father would take my brother and I with him to work,” McGrath remembered with a smile. ...

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