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 road to connect Interstate 10 and the state Port of Gulfport. The Mississippi Department of Transportation started spending money on the project 20 years ago […]
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, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) began a project in Leland on U.S. 82 with a history that dates back to the early 1900s. U.S. […]
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 following rules govern the placement of signs: • According to Section 63-3-317 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated, it is illegal to place signs within […]
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 gambling halls couldn’t overcome a steep decline at casinos along the Mississippi River. State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $198.3 million from […]
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. Motorists traveling D’Iberville Boulevard south to I-10 west will be the only motion opening to traffic at this time as the remainder of the interchange […]
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 jury ordered it to pay at least $175 million for misleading regulators. A whistleblower says the company changed the guardrails’ design but didn’t inform regulators […]
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 section of the Right-of-Way Division were notified this past week. He says workers will be employed with the DOT until January. MDOT officials say no […]
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…