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… […]


Super load to move through State today

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. […]


Senate confirms McGrath as MDOT executive director

The Mississippi Senate has approved the appointment of Melinda McGrath, P.E. to remain executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The Senate approved McGrath’s appointment began April 1 and will end April 1, 2017, unless it is further extended.  
Senate Transportation Commission Chairman Willie Simmons said, “I recommend her. She has done a good job.”  […]


MDOT schedules safety demos

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will show Mississippians at several events an up-close look at the tragic consequences that can occur when persons choose to drive or travel while impaired, distracted, or without buckling up.
‘Rover,’ one of MDOT’s safety-demonstration vehicles, simulates what can happen to unrestrained drivers and passengers when rollover crashes occur at a speed of 35 mph. The dramatic, controlled rollovers resonate with students in ways that verbal presentations simply cannot. […]