Millions spent planning unbuilt road to link I-10 to Port of Gulfport

July 18, 2016 in Business

GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — The state of Mississippi has spent $158.5 million on a road that does not exist. State and county leaders began planning 22 years ago for a […]

MDOT Project Recalls History of Transportation Infrastructure

October 28, 2015 in Business, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson, Miss. – Every day, Mississippians take routes on their way to work or school without knowing the history behind the roads they travel on. This summer, […]

Political Signs are Illegal in Rights-of-Way

August 4, 2015 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds political candidates that campaign signs are not permitted on state highway right-of-way. To maintain traffic safety, the […]

Latest Mississippi news, sports, business and entertainment

April 23, 2015 in News

CASINO REVENUES March Mississippi gambling take dips as river casinos weaken JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gamblers lost less money at Mississippi casinos in March, as continued gains at Gulf Coast […]

MDOT to open portion of new interchange at I-10 and I-110 in D’Iberville on Tuesday

November 18, 2014 in News

D’IBERVILLE, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Transportation will open a section of the new interchange at I-10 and I-110 on Tuesday, making I-10 westbound accessible by ramp from D’Iberville Boulevard. […]

Mississippi Department of Transportation stopping use of faulty guardrails

October 29, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — State transportation officials are investigating where faulty guardrails have been installed along Mississippi roadways. Trinity Industries Inc. stopped shipments of its ET-Plus guardrails after a Texas […]

Mississippi Department of Transportation eliminating 44 jobs

October 23, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Transportation is eliminating 44 jobs in its Right-of-Way Division. Jason Scott, spokesman for MDOT, says the workers in the Appraisals and Titles […]

Efforts to raise money for Mississippi road repairs needs business support

September 10, 2013 in News, Statewide News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — It’s not like 1987, at least not yet.

Efforts to raise money to repair and build highways just don’t have the broad push that lifted a major highway program to passage in the Legislature a generation ago.

Leaders of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and their allies in the Legislature continue to make the case that they need hundreds of millions of dollars per year to repave roads and fix bridges, as well as keep building new ones.

But they don’t seem to gaining much traction with the broader business and civic leadership in the state…