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MDOT unveils new bicycle/pedestrian resolution

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has made public a new bicycle/pedestrian resolution that was adopted on March 22 by the Mississippi Transportation Commission. The Mississippi Transportation Commission has determined that MDOT will implement and execute a policy of considering the development of multipurpose trails and/or wide-paved shoulders during the environmental and planning phases of all new highways ...

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Tanner starts major road reconstruction project

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun work on a comprehensive highway reconstruction project beginning at the U.S. 90 interchange of Mississippi 63 (to the north) and Highway 611 (to the south) in Jackson County. Tanner Construction Company was awarded the phase one $21-million project. Jackson County was awarded a $35-million Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) grant ...

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Key Constructors repairs bridge ahead of schedule

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed all repairs to the U.S. 49 southbound bridge over Big Biloxi River near Wortham Road. On Dec. 2, 2010, a car struck the steel pile near the median causing a crack in the concrete support cap. MDOT awarded a $198,000 contract to Key Constructors of Madison to repair the ...

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Planners eyeing new river bridge at Memphis

MEMPHIS — Regional transportation planners are studying a possible new bridge over the Mississippi River proposed for somewhere in the Memphis metropolitan area. The Commercial Appeal reports that highway and rail planners from three states — Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi — plus the Federal Highway Administration are involved in the study dubbed the Southern Gateway Project. A new bridge would ...

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County fined by MDEQ for road project runoff

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — Lauderdale County will pay a $12,000 state fine for failing to use sediment control on a local road project. The Meridian Star reports that supervisors voted Monday to pay the fine levied by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur says the agency found the project in Toomsuba did not have the proper sediment ...

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MDOT starts two-phase construction project

JACKSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on a comprehensive highway reconstruction project beginning at the U.S. 90 interchange of Mississippi 63 (to the north) and Highway 611 (to the south) in Jackson County. Tanner Construction Company was awarded the phase one $21-million project. Jackson County was awarded a $35-million Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) ...

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Road builders issue stimulus report

There are currently 68 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-financed highway construction projects underway or completed in Mississippi involving $281.5 million in funds, according to data released by Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The projects underway or completed have supported or are supporting 7,831 jobs in Mississippi that would otherwise not exist, says ARTBA vice president ...

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Beach Boulevard repairs nearly complete

BAY ST. LOUIS — According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), work to permanently reconstruct Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis is nearing completion, with finishing touches and striping to be completed next week. A ribbon cutting is scheduled Feb. 15 at noon on Main Street at Beach Boulevard in front of the Hancock Bank. Beach Boulevard was heavily ...

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ARRA funding road project

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon oversee the resurfacing of 5.3 miles of U.S. 49 through Hattiesburg from Edwards Street continuing north to 31st Avenue. The $8.3-million project, fully funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders of Laurel. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the ...

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