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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…

US 90, sand beaches remain closed following Ida

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has not yet re-opened U.S. 90 following Hurricane Ida. Conditions on sections of the highway remain hazardous.  Non-official traffic on Highway 90 impedes MDOT’s ability to return the roadway to safe conditions. Also, the Harrison…

Upcoming closings for Fort Bayou drawbridge

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced upcoming overnight closures for the Fort Bayou Drawbridge in Ocean Springs. The bridge will be closed Tuesday, August 24th from 10 p.m. until 5…

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30

JACKSON, MISS. — National Work Zone Awareness Week will be observed April 26-30 with this year’s theme of “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.” The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is taking this opportunity to remind motorists to slow down, put the…

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 Continues to Monitor Mississippi River Flooding Levels

Crews from the Mississippi Department of Transportation are continuing to monitor the condition of flooded highways throughout the Mississippi Delta region. MDOT officials anticipate a slow but steady drop in water levels. Commissioner Dick Hall says that while the Mississippi…

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES PROJECTS

The Mississippi Transportation Commission announced today funding for 163 emergency road and bridge repair fund projects that totals 250 million dollars. The approved projects will repair or replace 200 bridges including 99 that are currently closed and another 91 that…

Wilkes Bridge repairs

Starting today, drivers can expect a bit of a delay while traveling along Cowan Lorraine Road. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will open and close the bridge for 15 minute periods as they work to repair and inspect the drawbridge.…

Preparing for Winter Weather is Key

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (M.D.O.T.) has been notified by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.) of the potential for winter weather conditions throughout Mississippi during the next several days.

M.D.O.T. Project Update for South Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (M.D.O.T.)’s Transportation Commissioner, Tom King, announces the following summary of projects currently underway in South Mississippi’s 14 counties located in M.D.O.T.’s District Six.