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MDOT coordinating COVID-19 vaccination transportation

JACKSON, MISS. – As the fight against COVID-19 continues, limited access to transportation to vaccination sites has become a concern particularly for persons with transportation challenges. In an effort to help residents in need of vaccination, the Mississippi Department of…

MDOT offers updates on road projects in South Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Transportation continues making improvements to highways in South Mississippi. “Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout South Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving safety and increasing Mississippians’ quality of life,” said Commissioner…

MDOT urges drivers to stay off roads

Sustained sub-freezing temperatures and waves of frozen precipitation in nearly every county have resulted in ice on roads and bridges. MDOT crews have been treating with salt, brine, and slag, but the effectiveness of those measures decreases…

MDOT: Southern District receives multimodal grants

Transportation of all kinds across South Mississippi will be seeing improvements thanks to funds from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and its multimodal transportation improvement fund. It was recently announced $4.4 million in grants have been distributed…

MDOT reducing Fort Bayou drawbridge to two lanes

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will reduce the Fort Bayou drawbridge in Ocean Springs from four lanes down to two on Sunday. The traffic shift is part of an ongoing, $20-million bridge repair project to rehabilitate and upgrade the…

MDOT offers winter travel safety tips

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has some tips for drivers traveling this holiday season. Although South Mississippi may not experience your typical snowfall, weather conditions can change quickly, and they are prepared to respond to any winter…

MDOT offers railroad crossing safety tips

If you live in Gulfport or anywhere on the Gulf Coast, you have probably encountered a railroad crossing or two. However, do you always know what to do at them? Today kicks off Rail Safety Week 2020, a national rail…

MDOT on front lines of ‘World Day against Human Trafficking’

Workers with the Mississippi Department of Transportation are stepping up to the front lines to help in the fight against human trafficking. Interstate 10 is a hot spot for human traffickers and runs right through South Mississippi as well as…

MDOT urges coastal residents to plan for hurricanes

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – Hurricane season is officially underway and the Mississippi Department of Transportation is urging South Mississippi residents to prepare now. “Hurricane season is well underway and we’ve already had a tropical system hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast. That just…

Lottery Corporation transfers $9.7M to state for April

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation on Monday completed its April transfer of $9,709,843.36 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This brings the total amount deposited to the state to more than $47.2 million since…