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Traffic AlertCentral2681Scott, JasonMDOT will close State Route 465 near State Route 1 in Issaquena County beacuse of Steele Bayou backwater flooding.

Traffic Advisory:
MDOT to close State Route 465 in Issaquena County

WHO:              The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

WHAT:            Road closure. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com or download the MDOT Traffic mobile.

WHERE:         State Route 465 near State Route 1 in Issaquena County.                       

WHEN:           Friday, March 22, by 6 p.m.

WHY:              Flooding of the Steele Bayou backwater has made the road unsafe for motorists. The road will remain closed until floodwaters recede from the road and travel is deemed safe.             

Advanced warning signs will be in place. The traveling public can find safe driving tips at GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. MDOT’s objective is to maximize taxpayer’s dollars by providing a safe, efficient multimodal network that enhances economic stability and growth. For more information, visit GoMDOT.com.

3/22/2019 9:00 AMTraffic Advisory: MDOT to close State Route 465 in Issaquena County
  
Traffic AlertCentral2680Scott, JasonLane closures are scheduled for State Route 25 at the Pearl River in Hinds and Rankin counties for bridge inspections.

Traffic Advisory:
State Route 25 lane closures scheduled in Hinds and Rankin counties

WHO:              The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

WHAT:            Lane closures. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com or download the MDOT Traffic mobile.

WHERE:         State Route 25 at the Pearl River.                          

WHEN:           Friday, March 22.

Mobile lane closures will begin on State Route 25 northbound at 9 a.m. and will be removed by noon.

Mobile lane closures on State Route 25 southbound will begin at 1 p.m. and will be removed by 4 p.m.   

WHY:              Lane closures are necessary for crews to perform bridge inspections.   

Advanced warning signs will be in place. Motorists are reminded to be on high alert for roadside workers during this closure. Learn how to navigate a highway work zone safely, as well as other safe driving tips at GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. MDOT’s objective is to maximize taxpayer’s dollars by providing a safe, efficient multimodal network that enhances economic stability and growth. For more information, visit GoMDOT.com.

3/20/2019 3:03 PMTraffic Advisory: State Route 25 lane closures scheduled in Hinds and Rankin counties
  
Traffic AlertCentral2679Scott, JasonLane closures are scheduled for the I-220 ramp to I-55 northbound and the roundabout at Renaissance in Madison County.

Traffic Advisory:
I-220 lane closures scheduled in Madison County

WHO:              The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

WHAT:            Lane closures. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com or download the MDOT Traffic mobile.

WHERE:         Interstate 220 northbound ramp to Interstate 55 northbound and alternating lane closures at the roundabout at Renaissance.                         

WHEN:           The I-220 ramp to I-55 northbound will be closed at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Alternating lane closures at the roundabout at Renaissance will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Both closures will be reopened by 6 a.m. Friday, March 22.  

WHY:              Lane closures are necessary for crews to restripe the roadway.          

Advanced warning signs will be in place. Motorists are reminded to be on high alert for roadside workers during this closure. Learn how to navigate a highway work zone safely, as well as other safe driving tips at GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. MDOT’s objective is to maximize taxpayer’s dollars by providing a safe, efficient multimodal network that enhances economic stability and growth. For more information, visit GoMDOT.com.

3/20/2019 1:52 PMTraffic Advisory: I-55 lane closures scheduled in Madison County
  
Project UpdatesCentral2678Scott, JasonThe Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving forward with system preservation projects in the western part of the state, announced Commissioner Dick Hall, chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission.

System preservation focus of central Mississippi projects

 

YAZOO CITY, MISS. -  The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving forward with system preservation projects in the western part of the state, announced Commissioner Dick Hall, chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission.

 

“The projects MDOT is working on in central Mississippi show our continued shift to maintenance and preservation,” Hall said. “These projects will address critical safety needs for the traveling public.”

 

A bridge replacement project is underway on State Route 448 in Bolivar County. State Route 448 is an important agricultural route through the Delta, connecting U.S. Highway 61 to State Route 1 and the Mississippi River ports. The route has been plagued by low weight bridges for many years. Key Constructors, LLC, of Madison, was awarded the approximately $7.9 million construction contract to replace four bridges. Recent rainfall and backwater flooding has slowed the progress of this project, however MDOT anticipates a summer 2020 completion.

 

Crews continue a separate bridge replacement project on State Route 18 in Hinds and Copiah counties. Key Constructors, LLC, was awarded the approximately $18.2 million construction contract to replace two outdated truss bridges, a third low weight bridge and a box culvert that does not meet state and federal standards. MDOT expects the project to be complete in summer 2020.

 

“Posted bridges are a hindrance to transportation. Not only do they limit the movement of goods, but they also restrict the movement of emergency transportation and school bus traffic,” said Hall. “These two projects will be a major step in making State Route 448 and State Route 18 safer for all who travel them.”

 

With MDOT’s necessary shift to system preservation, timely maintenance is crucial to keep Mississippi’s highways safe for the traveling public.

 

W.E. Blain & Sons, Inc., of Mount Olive, was awarded an approximately $4.5 million construction contract for the overlay of a section of U.S. Highway 61 in Jefferson County. This preservation project will extend the original design life of the highway. MDOT expects the overlay to be complete this fall.

 

Highway work zones present new traffic patterns and configurations that may be unfamiliar to some motorists. For information about how to navigate highway work zones safely, visit GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

 

For more information about these or other MDOT maintenance and construction projects, visit MDOTtraffic.com, download the free MDOT Traffic mobile app or like and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. MDOT’s objective is to maximize taxpayer’s dollars by providing a safe, efficient multimodal network that enhances economic stability and growth. For more information, visit GoMDOT.com.

3/20/2019 10:17 AMSystem preservation focus of central Mississippi projects
  
Project UpdatesCentral2677Scott, JasonThe Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving forward with a project to remove two bridges on State Route 43 in Madison County.

MDOT to remove two bridges on State Route 43 in Madison County

 

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is moving forward with a project to remove two bridges on State Route 43 in Madison County.

 

At a recent meeting of the Mississippi Transportation Commission, T.L. Wallace  Construction, of Columbia, was awarded the approximately $3.3 million construction contract.

 

“This is an important project in Madison County,” said Commissioner Dick Hall, chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission. “MDOT bridge inspectors discovered damage to two bridges, and replacement was the most economical option.”

 

This project will replace the two bridges on State Route 43 across the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The bridges will be replaced with precast box culverts.

 

Initially, weekend closures on State Route 43 will be required for cofferdams to be built. A cofferdam is a watertight enclosure that is pumped dry to allow construction to take place below the waterline. MDOT expects these weekend closures to begin in mid-April, however, no weekend closures will be allowed during holidays.  

 

Once cofferdams are in place, State Route 43 will be completely closed to traffic for the removal of the bridges and placement of the box culverts. MDOT anticipates State Route 43 to be closed to traffic at the end of May.  Completion of this project is scheduled for late summer.

 

“We understand that closing State Route 43 is going to be an inconvenience to the traveling public,” Hall said. “However, this project is necessary to increase safety, and we ask the traveling public’s patience as we work to replace these two bridges in a timely manner.”

 

Highway work zones present new traffic patterns and configurations that may be unfamiliar to some motorists. For information about how to navigate highway work zones safely, visit GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

 

For more information about these or other MDOT maintenance and construction projects, visit MDOTtraffic.com, download the free MDOT Traffic mobile app or like and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. MDOT’s objective is to maximize taxpayer’s dollars by providing a safe, efficient multimodal network that enhances economic stability and growth. For more information, visit GoMDOT.com.

3/19/2019 9:36 AMMDOT to remove two bridges on State Route 43 in Madison County
  
Traffic AlertSouthern2676Smith, Jas NUS 84 at Auburn Road in Lincoln County very close to the South Brookhaven Exit 38.

March 15, 2019

Contact: Public Affairs Division

601-359-9777

MDOT News Releases: http://ow.ly/MBEPB

TRAFFIC ADVISORY:
US 84 intersection improvements in Lincoln County to start March 18, 2019

 

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).   

WHAT:        US Highway 84 intersection improvements.  

WHEN:        Monday, March 18, 2019 until complete.

WHERE:      US 84 at Auburn Road in Lincoln County very close to the South Brookhaven Exit 38.

HOW:          Traffic will still be allowed through the intersection but there will be periodic lane closures. Flaggers and signs will be in place at each lane closure. Drivers should expect delays for the duration of the project  

 

Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app or follow @MississippiDOT on social media.

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. MDOT’s objective is to maximize taxpayer’s dollars by providing a safe, efficient multimodal network that enhances economic stability and growth. For more information, visit GoMDOT.com.

3/15/2019 1:57 PMTRAFFIC ADVISORY: US 84 intersection improvements in Lincoln County to start March 18, 2019
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