MDOT Gives Updates to Progress on Mississippi Projects

Dec. 13, 2022
Commissioner Tom King gave updates to several projects in Mississippi

Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District announced the progress on The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects.

“In 2023, you can count on seeing more infrastructure work being done in South Mississippi,” said King. “Thanks to additional resources, more MDOT projects have been approved than ever before. These new projects will increase safety and efficiency for the traveling public throughout the region. We are proud of the work that has been accomplished and look forward to making even more progress.”

In Jasper county, a $3.3 million overlay project on State Route 503 is nearing completion of paving work. This project stretches 23.3 miles from State Route 528 to the Newton County line and is expect to wrap up in spring 2023.

A $2.6 million mill and overlay of U.S. 49 in Harrison County is now complete. The project stretches from north of Creosote Road to north of O’Neal Road.

In Jackson County, work is complete on a $4.8 million overlay project on U.S. 90. The project stretches seven miles from State Route 57 to the West Pascagoula River Bridge.

Mississippi residents can expect some work to begin in Spring 2023 on a $212.6 million project to grade, drain, bridge and pave approximately 9 miles of State Route 57 from I-10 to Vancleave. A portion of the project will involve widening SR 57 from two to four lanes along the existing route from I-10 to Gautier-Vancleave Road. A new four-lane alignment for SR 57 will be constructed connecting it from Gautier-Vancleave Road to the Lake O’Pines area. The project will alleviate congestion in the area and expand the capacity of the roadway, which is a hurricane evacuation route. The project is expected to be complete in 2027.

A nearly $5 million project is ongoing in Harrison and Hancock Counties to repair or replace traffic signals and information technology equipment, returning it to a fully functional condition after Hurricane Zeta damaged the area. Work is expected to be complete in late 2023.

A $66.7 million safety improvement project is underway in Forrest County. This project stretches 14 miles from the Lamar County line to just south of Moselle. Rubblization is ongoing in the outside southbound and northbound lanes from mile marker 76 to 80. Traffic will soon be placed in a head-to-head configuration to rubblize pavement adjacent to the bridges near mile marker 78. During the course of the project, unsuitable dirt was discovered underneath existing pavement. To correct the issue, the dirt was replaced, and earthwork is taking place in the area. It is expected to be complete in 2024.

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Source: MDOT