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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southwest Mississippi

Bridge replacement project on State Route 198 in Marion County
Bridge replacement project on State Route 198 in Marion County
Lottery-funded project on State Route 35 south to U.S. Highway 98 and State Route 13 south from State Route 43 to Highway 98
Lottery-funded project on State Route 35 south to U.S. Highway 98 and State Route 13 south from State Route 43 to Highway 98
Bridge preservation project on State Route 35 in Marion County
Bridge preservation project on State Route 35 in Marion County
Overlay project on U.S. Highway 61 in Adams and Wilkinson counties
Overlay project on U.S. Highway 61 in Adams and Wilkinson counties
MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in southwest Mississippi.

“All of these projects are geared towards one main goal: improving driver safety. Safety remains MDOT’s top priority,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District.

Lottery-Funded Projects Throughout the District
A $3.4-million project to overlay State Route 35 south to U.S. Highway 98 and State Route 13 south from State Route 43 to Highway 98 is moving forward in Marion County. Asphalt and gravel work are now complete. Work on final striping remains. This project was awarded to Warren Paving, Inc., of Hattiesburg, and due to COVID-19 related delays, is slated to wrap up early spring.

A $1.2-million project to overlay State Route 198 from west of Lumberton Road to U.S. 98 will begin soon in Marion County. This project was awarded to Warren Paving, Inc.

A $1-million project to overlay State Route 583 from U.S. 98 to Sim Thornhill Road, State Route 27 from High School Drive to State Route 48, and State Route 585 from State Route 22 north one mile will begin soon in Walthall County. This project was awarded to Dickerson & Bowen Inc., of Brookhaven.

Bridge Replacement Project on State Route 198 in Marion County
A project to replace two bridges on SR 198 is moving forward in Marion County. Construction of the first bridge is now complete. Work on the second bridge is expected to begin soon. Dirt crews started construction of new slopes and intersection improvements. This $8.9-million project was awarded to T.L. Wallace Construction, of Columbia, and is expected to be complete in winter 2022.
Bridge Preservation Project on State Route 35 in Marion County
A project to preserve the SR 35 bridge over the Pearl River is moving forward in Marion County. Currently, work on debris fins is now complete. Crews have started forming and pouring collars around the bridge piling. This $2.3-million project was awarded to T.L. Wallace Construction. Work is anticipated to wrap up early spring 2022.
Overlay Project on U.S. Highway 61 in Adams and Wilkinson Counties
A project to overlay 11 miles of U.S. Highway 61 is underway in Adams and Wilkinson counties. The overlay stretches from Doloroso to the Adams County line and from the Wilkinson County line to Kingston. Currently, crews are working on mainline asphalt. This $5.7-million project was awarded to W.E. Blain & Sons, Inc., of Mount Olive. Work is expected to wrap up mid-summer 2022.
Overlay Project on U.S. Highway 84 in Lawrence County
A project to overlay the Monticello Bypass, U.S. Highway 84 from Old Highway 27 east to SR 184, is underway in Lawrence County. Currently, undersealing of the bridges is underway. This $2.6-million project was awarded to Dickerson & Bowen, Inc., and is anticipated to be complete early summer 2022.
Safety Improvements and Overlay Project on State Route 13 in Simpson County
A project to improve driver safety along State Route 13 and overlay the roadway continues in Simpson County. This project stretches from State Route 28 to the Jefferson Davis County line. Crews continue work to clear and mulch areas along the roadway. This $4.8-million project was awarded to W. E. Blain & Sons and is expected to be complete summer 2022.
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