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Beam placement in progress for new I-20 bridge in Jackson, Mississippi
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Crews are continuing to make headway on beam placement for the new I-20 bridge in Jackson, Mississippi after erecting a self-propelled modular transport (SPMT) lifting frame at the site of the bridge replacement project. This is the first time the Mississippi DOT (MDOT) has used an SPMT lifting…
December 04, 2020
The Mississippi Transportation Commission at a recent meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout the state. The Mississippi DOT (MDOT) will oversee the six projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure across the state. “These projects will make our…
September 14, 2020
Mississippi DOT opens new Continental Parkway Bridge
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The Mississippi DOT (MDOT) this week opened the new Continental Parkway Bridge located at the I-20 and Norrell Road interchange in Hinds County. The new bridge will serve many commuters to and from the new Continental Tire facility in Clinton, and is part of an interchange improvement project that…
July 14, 2020
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi)—chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation—recently introduced S.3842, the Rural Infrastructure Advancement Act. The legislation would establish a Rural Assistance Pilot Program to help rural communities and localities better…
June 01, 2020
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2020
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State DOTs across the country are recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The goal of the national campaign is to remind drivers that safety must always be top of mind when traveling through work zones. According to the Federal…
April 22, 2020
New York City Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is among the notable "structurally deficient" bridges in the country. Image by laretalo from Pixabay.
Nearly 231,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, according to an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the just-released 2019 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database from the U.S. DOT. That figure represents 37%, or more than one-third…
April 14, 2020
The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently designated the first $30 million of lottery proceeds for pavement restoration projects. The commission, which oversees the Mississippi DOT (MDOT), adopted the policy to guide the department in anticipation of revenue from the Alyce G. Clarke…
January 20, 2020
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states, plus territories and tribal governments, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events. FHWA’s ER program reimburses…
September 10, 2019
Mississippi DOT still dealing with Delta region flooding issues
Mississippi DOT still dealing with Delta region flooding issues
The Mississippi DOT (MDOT) crews are continuing to monitor the condition of flooded highways throughout the Mississippi Delta region. MDOT officials are anticipating a slow but steady drop in water levels.   “Although the Mississippi River is flowing in the right direction and roadways are slowly…
July 25, 2019
Arlington Memorial Bridge - a structurally deficient bridge in need of repair
Arlington Memorial Bridge - a structurally deficient bridge in need of repair
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the recently released U.S. DOT 2018 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database reveals that 47,052 of U.S. bridges are classified as structurally deficient and in poor condition. Vehicles of all kinds cross these…
April 03, 2019
Under the authority of Gov. Phil Bryant’s April 2018 emergency bridge closure proclamation, the Mississippi DOT (MDOT) today was directed to begin immediately closing at least 34 local bridges. “If these bridges remain open, it will not only present a safety hazard to the traveling public but will…
March 27, 2019
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