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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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MDOT blocks off large sinkhole that formed on U.S. 61

NATCHEZ — State highway workers have blocked off a big sinkhole that developed this week on U.S. 61 near Natchez Regional Medical Center. The Natchez Democrat reports the hole is nearly 15 feet wide and 25 feet deep. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has blocked it off with orange barrels, and workers will start repairing it after engineers are confident ...

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MDOT names Westerfield new Hydraulics Division director

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced the appointment of Rachel Westerfield to the position of director of the newly created Hydraulics Division, according to MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. In her new position, Rachel will be responsible for performing project management and administration duties to ensure the successful completion of hydraulic design for every drop of ...

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Key awarded contract to fix bridge damaged in semi-trailer accident

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded Key, LLC of Madison a repair project involving damage that was caused when a semi-trailer carrying a tractor collided with the I-59 overpass bridge over U.S. Highway 49 (near Exit 67) in Hattiesburg on July 14. The $167,000 repair project is set to begin tomorrow. Work will include removing and ...

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Contractor nears completion on project to replace four bridges

JASPER COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is nearing completion on a bridge replacement project involving four bridges on Highway 513 over Souinlovey Creek near Fellowship Road in Jasper County. The $5.4-million project was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company Inc. of Lake. Along with work to replace the structurally deficient bridges, the project included the addition of ...

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