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Construction costs still rising

The price of construction materials and supplies rose 0.6 percent in November, the first increase in two months. That according to the producer price index (PPI) report by the U.S. Labor Department. However, the overall price of construction materials remains 2.3 percent below levels from one year ago. Overall, the nation’s wholesale prices rose 1.8 percent on a monthly basis ...

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Road construction facing bumpy year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The road to building and improving highways and other infrastructure in Mississippi will be getting a lot bumpier next year. That’s because federal investments in highways and transit systems are expected to decline by over $15 billion in 2010, according to analysis of transportation spending trends conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. A former state ...

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MDOT recognized for support of military

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has received the President’s Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). MDOT’s participation in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program was saluted by AASHTO, along with Ruthann Vercher, who spearheaded the department’s efforts in supporting the project. Vercher serves as director of MDOT’s Facility and Records Management ...

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