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Highway 49 re-opening after railroad repairs

Mississippi Department of Transportation opened the southbound lanes of Highway 49 just after 11:30 a.m. today and expected the northbound lanes to open just after noon. MDOT Engineer Kelly Castleberry said Kansas City Southern Railroad was leveling the tracks that…

Former MDOT commissioner Dick Hall dies

Former Mississippi Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall has died. He was 84. “Mississippi lost one of its longest tenured public servants and I lost a great friend and mentor,” said MDOT Executive Director Brad White. “Commissioner Hall led by example and…

Overturned tractor-trailer delays traffic on I-10

Traffic eastbound on Interstate 10 between Menge Avenue and County Farm Road is delayed by a traffic accident. MDOT advises that a tractor-trailer is on its side in the eastbound lanes between mile markers 26 and 27. Mississippi Highway Patrol…

MDOT offers preparation tips during peak hurricane season

JACKSON, MISS. — August marks the start of peak Atlantic Hurricane Season, and MDOT is offering a few tips to help South Mississippi residents, businesses and community organizations prepare before a storm threatens the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “We’ve had a…

MDOT Roadwork begins today in Harrison County

A few quick traffic notes for you this afternoon. Portions of the inside lanes of Interstate 110 both northbound and southbound will be closed for work starting today while nighttime closures of a Gulfport bridge are also set to begin.…

MDOT urges coastal residents to plan for hurricanes

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Hurricane season is officially underway and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging South Mississippi residents to prepare now. “After a quiet June, the tropics are starting to heat up as we move into July,” said Commissioner…

MDOT highway projects under way in South Mississippi

Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King announced updates to several MDOT projects in South Mississippi. “Summer is peak construction season at MDOT, and we’re proud to see the progress being made on Mississippi’s highways,” said King. “We are always striving to…

Two injured when car hits maintenance truck on I-10

Two people suffered minor injuries after their vehicle hit the rear of a truck performing maintenance work on Interstate 10 early Friday. The incident happened near the Long Beach exit in the eastbound lanes. Traffic was shut down for about…

Two dead in single-vehicle wreck on I-10

Two people are dead as a result of a single vehicle wreck this morning on Interstate 10. Westbound lanes are affected. One lane is open but traffic is backed up. Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Cal Robinson tells WXXV the wreck…