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MDOT closing Coast bridge for upgrade project

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to temporarily close the Wilkes Bridge along Highway 605 in Gulfport next week. Beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, MDOT will close the Wilkes Bridge to perform required upgrades. Once the bridge has been closed to traffic, MDOT crews will replace hardware on the Wilkes Bridge. The repairs are expected ...

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Start of I-10 bridge repair project delayed until Oct. 17

HANCOCK COUNTY — The bridge joint repair project of the I-10 bridge over the Pearl River in Hancock County has been delayed, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Originally scheduled to begin Oct. 14, it will now commence Oct. 17. MDOT did not give a reason for the delay. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, there will ...

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I-10 bridge repair project will impact motorists

HANCOCK COUNTY — There will be lane closures along I-10 beginning next week in Hancock County at the Mississippi-Louisiana state line due to a Pearl River bridge repair project, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Work is scheduled to begin Oct. 14 and is expected to take about two weeks to complete. One lane in each direction eastbound ...

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MDOT to install first flashing yellow arrow signal in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is implementing a new traffic signal to provide a safer and more efficient left-turn for motorists. The new flashing yellow arrow (FYA) left-turn signal will begin replacing the circular green signal for permitted left turns at selected intersections. The new FYA signal provides a more direct message than the circular green one. ...

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Mississippi River bridge to be named for towboat pioneer

GREENVILLE — The U.S. Highway 82 bridge over the Mississippi River at Greenville will be named for towboat industry pioneer Jesse Brent. The Mississippi Department of Transportation ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 by the base of bridge in Harlow’s Event Center. Brent founded Greenville Towing Company in 1956. He served as its chairman until his death ...

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Delta Council says condition of Highway 6 'of crisis dimensions'

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — As the 2014 harvest progresses, the transportation arteries that move the crop from the field to its market place in Northwest Mississippi is choked down, according to Stoneville-based Delta Council. Due to structurally deficient bridge structures throughout the Batesville-to-Clarksdale reach of Highway 6, hundreds of trucks loaded full of grain are being detoured to other routes even ...

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MDOT: Work on I-269 is on schedule, several phases at halfway point

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department says construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi. All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. Contractors continue earthwork and bridge construction, while paving operations on one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County, began earlier ...

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Church leaders to ask Bryant to keep sponsoring program for children of refugees

JACKSON — Catholic, Methodist and Episcopal leaders are scheduled to meet this morning with Gov. Phil Bryant, asking Mississippi to keep sponsoring a 34-year-old program that resettles children with legal refugee status. The Bryant administration has told the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services it’s declining to accept any new children into the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program. Spokeswoman Nicole ...

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Corps' work on Steele Bayou project to affect drivers and anglers

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is scheduled to begin work Sept. 1 on the Steele Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge. The Corps reports the work is necessary to repair a scour hole that has developed downstream of the bridge. Traffic will be halted while work is ...

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(UPDATE) I-20 partially closed as vehicle carrying hazardous materials burns

WARREN COUNTY — All westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Warren County have reopened after a fire caused the closure of the interstate earlier this morning, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). MDOT reports a vehicle carrying hazardous material is on fire on I-20 eastbound before Bovina/ Tiffintown Road (Exit 11). MDOT reported that westbound lanes have reopened ...

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