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Government, Safety

Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards 14 Contracts

Road crew at work in Mississippi A Road crew at work. Mississippi transportation officials noted highway work zones may present new traffic configurations for drivers and provided information about how to navigate construction areas safely. (Mississippi Department of Transportation)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission awarded 14 contracts for infrastructure projects at its recent meeting.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 28, 2021
Business, Logistics

Mississippi River Reopens, Freeing Over 1,000 Stuck Barges

A boat hauling barges down the Mississippi River A boat hauling barges down the Mississippi River moves toward the Interstate 40 bridge May 14. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to maritime traffic, ending a shutdown that stranded more than 1,000 barges on the key conduit for agriculture exports.

May 14, 2021
Government, Business

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues 11 Contract Awards

Mississipppi sign A sign welcomes motorists to Mississippi along U.S. Route 61. (Tiago Fernandez/Getty Images)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for 11 infrastructure projects throughout the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2021
Government, Business

Mississippi’s I-20 Bridge Project On Track Despite Weather

Mississippi DOT’s I-20 bridge replacement project Drone image of Mississippi DOT's I-20 bridge replacement project. (Mississippi Department of Transportation)

Mississippi Department of Transportation crews are pressing on with work to replace a bridge carrying Interstate 20 through the state capital.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2021
Government

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues Funding for Port Improvements

Port of Greenville, Miss. The Port of Greenville received $400,000 in multimodal funding from the Mississippi Transportation Commission. (Port of Greenville, Miss., via YouTube)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded approximately $768,000 in multimodal funding to enhance port operations in the western part of the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi DOT Cautions Drivers About Log Trucks

Logging truck Mississippi Department of Transportation via YouTube

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has issued a notice reminding drivers to stay alert for log trucks, especially as people on the road adjust to the end of daylight saving time.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Transportation Commission Issues 18 Contract Awards

Welcome to Mississippi sign A sign welcomes motorists to Mississippi along U.S. Route 61. (Tiago Fernandez/Getty Images)

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has awarded contracts for 18 infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi DOT Starts Work on Highway Construction Project

Mississippi DOT The existing state Route 76. (Mississippi Department of Transportation)

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently began a construction project to extend state Route 76 as part of a regional highway development effort.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Convenes ‘Extraordinary Session’ on Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure Funding I-55 South near Jackson, Miss. (formalaone/Flickr)

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently called for a special legislative session to discuss infrastructure funding solutions.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2018
Business, Safety

FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne Takes Home Mississippi’s Grand Champion Prize

Grand Champion honors at Mississippi’s annual truck driving championships April 27-28 went to FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne, competing in the tanker class.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2018

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