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Drawbridge project to affect road, maritime traffic

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin a major rehabilitation project to repair the Interstate 110 drawbridge. The project was awarded to Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC, of New Orleans. The $4.1-million project will begin in January. The project will replace the stringers and steel grid decking of the bridge, which was built in 1971. The ...

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City mulling parking garage on the Square

OXFORD — Anyone who’s ventured into downtown Oxford after a University of Mississippi game knows parking is scarce on the Square. Mayor George “Pat” Patterson says local officials are now studying the possibility of building a parking garage. Officials say such a facility could alleviate the parking shortages that peak on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Patterson tells the [ITAL]Northeast ...

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Massive traffic jam in China hits day 10

BEIJING — A massive traffic jam in north China that stretches for dozens of miles and hit its 10-day mark today stems from road construction in Beijing that won’t be finished until the middle of next month, an official said. Bumper-to-bumper gridlock spanning for 60 miles with cars moving little more than a half-mile a day at one point has ...

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Traffic fatalities lowest since 1950s

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the number of overall traffic fatalities reported at the end of 2009 reached the lowest level since 1954, declining for the 15th consecutive quarter. According to early projections, the fatality rate, which takes into account the number of miles traveled, reached the lowest level ever recorded. The projected fatality data for 2009 places ...

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Airline traffic continues nosedive

WASHINGTON — The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in April 2009 declined by 5.6 percent from April 2008, dropping by 3.6 million to 59.5 million, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. April was the 14th consecutive month with a decrease in passengers from the prior year. BTS, in a release of preliminary data, reports ...

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Railroad improvement a welcomed site

Traffic congestion has long been a problem for Jackson While heavy traffic volume is attractive to businesses looking at prospective sites to set up shop, traffic congestion can be a deal-killer. One of the issues developers in downtown Jackson have faced is gridlock caused by rail traffic on the Kansas City Southern (KCS) line that crosses State Street on the ...

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