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Project UpdatesCentral285511/4/2019Flood, MichaelCommissioner Dick Hall has announced updates to several MDOT projects throughout the MS Delta.

YAZOO, MISS. – Commissioner Dick Hall, chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission has announced updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects throughout the Mississippi Delta region. 

Debris removal efforts ongoing

A project to remove hazardous debris obstructing or lying within MDOT right of way will soon be underway. This includes SR 465 in Warren and Issaquena Counties, SR 16 from Rolling Fork to the Little Sunflower River, SR 16 extending three miles north of Holly Bluff, US 61 from SR 465 to the Washington County Line and SR 14 from Anguilla to Louise.

“So far, we’ve been fortunate enough to not have any damages that were beyond the point of repair,” said Commissioner Hall. “We continue asking for the traveling public’s patience as crews work to clear all remaining debris from this year’s flood.”

Roadway extension project in Warren County

A project to extend the I-20 South Frontage Road to US 80 has recently been awarded and construction will start soon. The project will extend the existing south Frontage Road from where it currently dead ends at Old Highway 27 to US 80 (SR 822).

Additionally, five bridges on I-20 within the city limits of Vicksburg were identified as needing new bridge railing and other minor repairs. Work on the I-20 bridges will begin once the South Frontage Road project is complete. Work is set to begin this fall.

Bridge replacements continue in Hinds and Copiah County

A project to replace three bridges and a box bridge on SR 18 is underway in Hinds and Copiah County. The new deck is being poured at the Bayou Pierre Bridge. On the western side, asphalt has been placed on the new roadway alignment. On the east side, dirt work is underway on the new roadway alignment. 

The box bridge at White Oak Tributary #2 is under construction. Traffic is using an onsite detour road that was built for use during construction.

The third bridge (over White Oak Tributary #1) is also under construction. Crews are currently working on the substructure of the bridge while existing roadway alignment is being reconstructed. Demolition on the fourth bridge over White Oak Creek is scheduled to begin later this month.

A project to repair five slides at four sites along the I-55 corridor in Copiah County began in June 2019. Crews have finished leveling pavement at each site and currently have repaired one slide. The project is scheduled to be complete by summer 2020.

Preservation projects move forward despite flooding

Last year, work began on a project to widen and restore the pavement of approximately four miles of SR 14 from the intersection of SR 1 to SR 826 in Issaquena and Sharkey County. All widening work is complete and pavement operations are underway. Remaining work is on schedule to be completed by the end of 2019.

In Claiborne and Jefferson Counties, a project to overlay approximately six miles of SR 522 from Alcorn State University to US 61 has recently been awarded. Work is scheduled to be completed next summer.

“Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones,” said Hall. “When approaching work zones, be sure to slow down, pay attention to all posted signage and be on high alert for roadside workers.”

Work zones present new traffic patterns and configurations that may be unfamiliar to 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 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.

11/4/2019 10:39 AMMDOT continues recovery efforts in Mississippi Delta
  
Project UpdatesSouthern2854Roh, KatelynCommissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, has announced updates to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

October 30, 2019

Road projects move forward in southwest Mississippi 

McComb, MISS. – Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, has announced updates to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 98 bridge repairs in Pike County

A project to rehabilitate the U.S. Highway 98 bridge over the Canadian National/ Illinois Central (CNIC) Railroad continues in McComb.

“This bridge is traveled heavily by travelers, commercial vehicles and residents of McComb,” said Commissioner King. “A routine inspection revealed that due to the everyday wear and tear of traffic, repairs were needed to ensure the bridge would continue to be safe for motorists now and for years to come.”

Roadway widening and the bridge deck overlay are complete, and lanes are open in both directions.

Crews have also added bridge rails and made repairs under the bridge. Work began in June of 2018 and is expected to wrap up late fall 2019.

This approximately $4.9 million construction project was awarded to Key, LLC of Madison.

Although the bridge is open to traffic, workers are still present as the project nears completion.

“Motorists are reminded to stay alert and avoid all distractions through work zones,” said Melinda McGrath, P.E., MDOT Executive Director.

Interchange improvements on U.S. Highway 84 at Auburn Road in Lincoln County

An approximately $2.9 million project to improve the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Auburn Road is underway in Lincoln County.

“A number of wrecks have occurred in this area, and we discovered the location of the current intersection was a contributing factor,” says McGrath. “This project is geared towards improving motorist safety and decreasing accidents.”

Signal poles, traffic signal heads and a turning lane have been added. The north half of Auburn Road is complete, and the south half of Auburn Road and the intersection of Dead End/ Auburn Road is now being constructed.

This project was awarded to Midway Construction, Inc. of Roxie.

Work began in March and is expected to wrap up early winter.

Overlay projects nearing completion in Adams and Lincoln Counties

In Lincoln County, Dickerson and Bowen Inc. were awarded a $13.5 million overlay project. The project starts at Bogue Chitto exit on I-55 and stretches 9 miles to the Bogue Chitto River.

Work began May of 2018 and is expected to be completed late fall. Final striping and final mowing are the only tasks remaining.

In Adams County, a $2.9 million overlay project was awarded in the spring of 2019 to The Blain Companies of Natchez.

The project stretches 3 miles on U.S. Highway 84 from the Mississippi River Bridge to U.S. Highway 61.

A final inspection was held late September. The contractor is working to complete additional tasks.

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

VIDEO LINK: https://file-exchange.mdot.state.ms.us/dl/?f=4a775e4a7abbe5c460e2369c28408efc3d8e0c07

PHOTO LINK: https://file-exchange.mdot.state.ms.us/dl/?f=7b751a2e20cff14bfc5e8f22e2032c407e04906e

VIDEO CAPTION 1-5: A project to rehabilitate the U.S. Highway 98 bridge over the Canadian National/ Illinois Central (CNIC) Railroad continues in McComb. Work began in June of 2018 and is expected to wrap up late fall 2019.

VIDEO CAPTION 6-9: A project to improve the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Auburn Road is underway in Lincoln County. Signal poles, traffic signal heads, and a turning lane have been added. The north half of Auburn Road is complete, and the south half of Auburn Road and the intersection of Dead End/ Auburn Road is now being constructed.

PHOTO CAPTION 1-5: A project to rehabilitate the U.S. Highway 98 bridge over the Canadian National/ Illinois Central (CNIC) Railroad continues in McComb. Work began in June of 2018 and is expected to wrap up late fall 2019.

PHOTO CAPTION 6-9: A project to improve the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Auburn Road is underway in Lincoln County. Signal poles, traffic signal heads, and a turning lane have been added. The north half of Auburn Road is complete, and the south half of Auburn Road and the intersection of Dead End/ Auburn Road is now being constructed.

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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.

10/30/2019 2:03 PMRoad projects move forward in southwest Mississippi
  
Traffic AlertCentral2853Katool, PaulMDOT crews completed the I-20 westbound hydro-demolition bridge rehabilitation nearly two days ahead of schedule.

October 29, 2019

 

DOWNLOAD VIDEO OF THE OPENING OF I-20 WESTBOUND ON OCTOBER 29: https://bit.ly/2PtOIW9

 

MDOT completes I-20 bridge work ahead of schedule

 

JACKSON, MISS---Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews completed the I-20 westbound hydro-demolition bridge rehabilitation nearly two days ahead of schedule.

 

“I cannot speak highly enough about everyone involved in this project, including and especially the traveling public,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “Together, we extended the service life of two bridges that carry 93,000 vehicles a day up to 50 years. That is an invaluable investment in our state’s infrastructure.”

 

Last Friday, MDOT crews shut down the I-20 westbound bridge over Lynch Creek in Jackson to perform critical bridge repairs. The bridge was scheduled to be closed through 6 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, but crews were able to complete the work ahead of schedule and open the roadway before Tuesday afternoon’s commute.

 

“We know how many folks utilize this stretch of I-20 on a daily basis and I am beyond thrilled that we were able to open it back up well ahead of schedule,” said District Engineer Brian Ratliff. “We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience throughout each closure. I am proud to work in a state that has this level of cooperation from the traveling public.”

 

Using high-pressurized water, the existing bridge deck was removed before fresh concrete was placed on it. Crews completed the deck pour yesterday (Monday, October 28) and allowed it to cure overnight. This morning, crews placed joints and striped the travel lanes before performing final cleanup efforts and opening the roadway by 1 p.m. Tuesday.

 

“I am proud to see the amount of work that went into this project and the support that MDOT received from Key Constructors, who worked around the clock and in rainy conditions during both closures to get it open as soon as possible,” said Commissioner Dick Hall, chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission. “This project would not have been possible without the level of coordination from MDOT Enforcement, the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Police Department. I commend everyone on a job well done.”

 

Stay updated on projects by visiting MDOTtraffic.com, downloading the free MDOT Traffic 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.
10/29/2019 4:45 PMMDOT completes I-20 bridge work ahead of schedule
  
Traffic AlertCentral2852Katool, PaulMDOT crews completed bridge work on I-20 westbound at Lynch Creek in Jackson ahead of schedule.

October 29, 2019

 

I-20 westbound OPEN for travel in Jackson

 

JACKSON, MISS---Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews completed bridge work on I-20 westbound at Lynch Creek in Jackson ahead of schedule. 

 

All lanes of I-20 are open for travel.

 

For current travel information visit MDOTtraffic.com, download the free MDOT Traffic app, or like and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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10/29/2019 1:03 PMI-20 westbound OPEN for travel in Jackson
  
Project UpdatesCentral285110/29/2019Flood, MichaelMDOT nears completion on I-20 bridge project in Jackson

October 29, 2019

DOWNLOAD VIDEO OF CREWS MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS ON I-20 IN JACKSON 10/29/19: https://file-exchange.mdot.state.ms.us/dl/?f=5e93a23ae9de6e169de80059133ac60e0d1b85aa

 

UPDATE: Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews are nearing completion of the I-20 westbound bridge rehab in Jackson.

 

Crews are currently placing joints and striping the travel lanes. Once striping and cleanup are complete, MDOT will open the roadway for travel. Visit MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.

 

Motorists are advised to remain on high alert for roadside workers and drive slowly when traveling through the work zone, detour routes or County Line Road to I-55 northbound ramp closure.

 

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10/29/2019 10:58 AMVIDEO: MDOT nears completion on I-20 bridge project 10/29/19
  
Project UpdatesStatewide2850Katool, PaulMDOT crews are making headway on the I-20 westbound hydro-demolition bridge rehabilitation over Lynch Creek in Jackson.

October 28, 2019

 

DOWNLOAD VIDEO OF THE I-20 WESTBOUND DECK POUR FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 28:  https://file-exchange.mdot.state.ms.us/dl/?f=ec1b54e6fb79aa4a228379885be1d7fd46696da4

 

MDOT makes progress on I-20 bridge rehabilitation in Jackson

 

JACKSON, MISS---Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews are making headway on the I-20 westbound hydro-demolition bridge rehabilitation over Lynch Creek in Jackson.

 

Monday morning, crews began pouring fresh concrete on the bridge deck. Once complete, this fresh concrete will cure before the travel lanes are restriped. Crews optimized the closure and were able to perform maintenance work on the bridge while closed.   

 

Last Friday, October 25, crews used high pressurized water to remove portions of the existing bridge deck. Rip rap has been placed along the creek bed to help prevent erosion.

 

I-55 to I-220 will continue being the primary detour for the remainder of the project. Along with the westbound side of I-20 being closed between Ellis Avenue and Terry Road, the on-ramp to I-55 north from County Line Road is closed to reduce the amount of traffic on I-55 at I-220.

 

“We are pleased to see the majority of motorists utilizing the primary detour on I-55 and I-220,” said Melinda McGrath, P.E., MDOT Executive Director. “Crews will continue working around the clock until the project is complete. We’re asking everyone to remain patient as we work to open this roadway as soon as possible.”  

 

Once complete, the project will extend the service life of each I-20 bridge over Lynch Creek up to 50 years. This stretch I-20 sees an average of 93,00 vehicles a day.

 

Motorists are advised to be on high alert of roadside workers and law enforcement officials for the remainder of the project.

 

For the latest updates on this project and others visit MDOTtraffic.com, download the free MDOT Traffic app, or like and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

 

For information about how to navigate highway work zones safely, visit 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.
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