Political Signs are Illegal in Rights-of-Way

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 […]


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

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 […]


Efforts to raise money for Mississippi road repairs needs business support

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… […]


Leader of road study group proposes $700M in taxes

The leader of a Senate transportation study committee proposes the state should levy $700 million in new taxes to support road maintenance as well as some other non-transportation related projects.

Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, said the proposal, which would be the largest state tax increase in more than 20 years, is only a starting point for discussion, and invited alternate proposals.

But some members of his committee quickly indicated they aren’t interested in that much spending, and may oppose any new taxes, especially the $150 million a year that Simmons proposed for university, community college, state agency and local water and sewer construction. Simmons admitted those extra items were “stretching it.” […]


MDOT begins bridge project on Highway 80

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be replacing a bridge on Highway 80 in Rankin County. Work will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. with an anticipated completion date of March 2014.

Traffic will be switched from the mainline of Highway 80 to a temporary detour located 0.85 miles west of the Scott and Rankin County Line as crews begin a bridge replacement project. […]