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City approves TIF bond for Margaritaville streets

BILOXI — City streets leading to the new Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant in East Biloxi will be improved with a Tax Increment Financing bond. The Biloxi Council voted to allow up to $1.65 million in TIF bonds for the project. The money will be used by the developer to install turn lanes on Oak Street and Fifth Street ...

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Parsons designing new SR 9 connector to Toyota

PONTOTOC COUNTY— The Mississippi Department of Transportation has selected the Pasadena, Calif.-based construction firm Parsons as the lead designer for the $90-million design-build of a new alignment of SR 9 in Pontotoc County. Parsons will be a part of a team led by Eutaw Construction. Working with an accelerated project delivery method, Parsons will be responsible for the design and ...

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Officials to break ground for I-269 loop this month

DESOTO COUNTY — Mississippi transportation commissioner Mike Tagert says a groundbreaking will be held June 23 at the Marshall-DeSoto county line for the first section of four phases of the Interstate 269 Loop. I-269 loops around Memphis to feed traffic from Interstate 40 into DeSoto County. The Commercial Appeal reports that Tagert told local officials in Southaven this week that ...

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MDOT issues update on state's flooded roadways

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released its update on roadways impacted by the Mississippi River flood. MDOT crews have been busy opening roads and preparing others for re-opening. MDOT reports it would continue to monitor floodwater levels on roadways that remain inundated to estimate when they may be re-opened. These estimates will be revisited on ...

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MDOT plans to add lanes to I-55 South

HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced an upcoming construction project along I-55 South from the Copiah County line to McDowell Road in Hinds County. Due to the aging pavement, congestion and the high traffic volume on I-55 South, MDOT has contracted Florence and Hutcheson to prepare environmental documents and plans for a project to replace ...

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FHWA gives approval for proposed U.S. 45 bypass

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the environmental sssessment of the U.S. 45 Columbus Bypass project in Lowndes County. The purpose for the environmental assessment was to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of constructing a U.S. 45 four-lane facility on new alignment in the Columbus area. ...

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Final work on I-110 drawbridge to get underway

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin the final phase of the rehabilitation project to repair the Walter L. Nixon Sr. Interstate 110 drawbridge. Work on the $4.1-million project, which was awarded to Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC., began earlier this year. Beginning April 18, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction ...

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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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Transportation officials release 'wish list'

WASHINGTON — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO} has compiled a list of very distinct – and pressing – issues that loom at the local, state, and federal levels.   “We are urging Congress to write a balanced bill next year that meets the needs of preservation and new capacity, meets the needs of rural and ...

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