Mississippi governor orders closure of 83 deficient bridges

April 10, 2018 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant is ordering the Mississippi Department of Transportation to close 83 locally maintained bridges that are in bad […]

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 […]

Study: Mississippi’s 73 airports have $2.5 billion in economic impact

August 3, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A study by state transportation officials shows Mississippi’s 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity. “When all of the impacts of the state’s […]

Gov. Phil Bryant declares state of emergency before winter storm

January 28, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) –Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued an emergency declaration Monday for 36 of the state’s 82 counties to speed up response to a storm that’s expected to bring […]

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…

Super load to move through State today

May 7, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a permit allowing the Parrott Transport Company to move a 77.5 ton ‘super load’ through the southern part of Mississippi on Tuesday, May 7.
Beginning 30 minutes after sunrise, The Parrott Transport Company will move an 80 foot long, 20 foot wide, and 13 foot, 6 inch high ‘upper structure’ from the Louisiana state line at Highway 26 to the Alabama state line at Interstate 20. Local law enforcement officers will be on scene to assist in escorting the load across the state.