M.D.O.T. Hopes for Funding from State Legislature

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (M.D.O.T.) hopes the state legislature takes up plans to continue funding their road projects.

Congress puts forth a federal transportation bill about every six months to fund all state transportation departments. Last year, the bill almost didn’t pass and M.D.O.T. came dangerously close to needing to shut down ongoing road projects, such as the I-10, I-110 interchange in D’Iberville. This year, M.D.O.T. is looking to the state legislature to supplement their federal funding and give them a cushion in case a federal transportation bill doesn’t pass.

M.D.O.T. Commissioner, Tom King, says, “They’ll have to look at a plan to refund us for certainly, hopefully more than six months this time. The last few years, it’s been every six months, and we need it and we drastically need it. Not only that, we drastically need funding from the state legislature. We hope they will address that issue also.”

M.D.O.T. has several major ongoing projects in south Mississippi as the population along the Coast continues to grow.

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