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Officials Break Ground on Phase II of the U.S. Highway 82 Greenville Bypass

JACKSON, MS — Congressman Bennie Thompson and other officials joined Mississippi Transportation Commission Chairman Willie Simmons to break ground on the second phase of a major construction project in the Mississippi Delta.

The first phase of the massive construction project began in March 2022. This phase provided the construction of …

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Neighborhood Along the Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS, LA — River District Neighborhood Investors, LLC (RDNI) and the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority recently broke ground on New Orleans’ newest mixed-use neighborhood located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Joined by anchor commercial tenant Shell Gulf of Mexico Operations, Louisiana Governor-elect Jeff …

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The ARA Show 2024 Returns to New Orleans in February

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The ARA Show returns to The Big Easy when the world’s largest equipment and event rental trade show makes its way to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 18-21, 2024. The American Rental Association’s (ARA) annual trade show will …

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JE Dunn and Georgia-Pacific Hold Topping out Ceremony for $425M Dixie Facility

JACKSON, TN — JE Dunn, Middle Tennessee’s largest general contractor, and Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products, held a topping out ceremony for the placement of the final structural beam at the project site of Georgia-Pacific’s new $425 million Dixie facility. The new 900,000-square-foot plant will be …

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FHWA, National Park Service Celebrate Completion of Roadway Safety Improvements Along Natchez Trace Parkway

TUPELO, MS — Officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the completion of a 40-mile roadway rehabilitation and safety improvements project along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Alabama and Mississippi. The Parkway is one of the nation’s most visited national parks with 6 million …

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NANO Renovation Underway for New Orleans Fire Department Headquarters and Storm Shelter

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the final construction phase for the New Orleans Fire Department’s (NOFD) new headquarters designed by local architecture and interiors firm NANO, LLC. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, NOFD Chief Roman …

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Mississippi DOT State Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual State Equipment Operators Roadeo at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.

Focusing on efficiency and skill, MDOT’s Roadeos provide employees with an opportunity to display their mastery of vehicle handling, trailer maneuvering, and heavy equipment precision. The event and …

Tennessee Governor Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for PlusCAM Battery Material Production Plant in Jackson

JACKSON, TN — 6K Energy officially broke ground on the construction of the world's first sustainable multi-chemistry cathode manufacturing plant scheduled to open in Q3, 2024. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, 6K CEO Dr. Aaron Bent, and 6K Energy President Sam Trinch were joined …

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Mississippi DOT Announces District 5 and 6 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual Equipment Operators Roadeo for its District 5 and District 6 offices.

“Safety is always our focus. Everything we do is geared towards improving safety for the traveling public,” said Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District. “Roadeos …

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Mississippi DOT District 7 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 7 at the district office in McComb.

“The Roadeo is an excellent way to encourage our operators to meet the very highest standards in safety as well as reward their good work,” …

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Olsson Celebrates Topping Off of New Fayetteville Office

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Olsson employees in Northwest Arkansas recently attended the beam raising and topping off ceremony for the company's new Fayetteville office building. The facility will accommodate Olsson's steady growth in Northwest Arkansas and allow the company to meet rising demand throughout the rest of the state.

“It’s really …

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Commissioner Simmons Hosts Disadvantaged Business Event in Indianola

INDIANOLA, MS — Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons in collaboration with the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Civil Rights Division, Intermodal Planning Division, and Systems Consultant Associates, Inc. hosted a networking dialogue for local business leaders and transportation officials in Indianola, Mississippi.

The meeting aimed to ensure Mississippi’s Disadvantaged …

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Commissioner Simmons Hosts Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Infrastructure Network Dialogue in Jackson, Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons in collaboration with the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Civil Rights Division and Systems Consultant Associates, Inc. hosted a networking dialogue for local business leaders and transportation officials.

The meeting aimed to ensure Mississippi’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) have the knowledge, …

Officials Cut Ribbon on Recently Expanded U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County

JACKSON, MS — Officials gathered in Richland to cut ribbon on the recently expanded U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County. Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons was joined by Gov. Tate Reeves to celebrate the completion of this massive infrastructure improvement project.

“This 7.5-mile stretch of improvements from Florence to Richland …

City of Siloam Springs Completes Water Treatment Facility Project to Meet Water Demand for 2040

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR — The City of Siloam Springs and design-build partner Burns & McDonnell celebrated the completion of a $30-million upgrade to the City’s Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting. In the nearly three decades since Siloam Springs’ water treatment facility underwent its last major upgrade, the city’s population …

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Neel-Schaffer Holds Open House to Celebrate Move to New Jackson Office

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., recently welcomed about 150 visitors during an Open House celebration to showcase the firm’s move to the Highland Bluff North building in northeast Jackson, Mississippi. Neel-Schaffer was founded in Jackson in 1983 by Hibbett Neel and Gorman Schaffer and remains committed to serving the …

Heavy Machines LLC Breaks Ground on their New Facility

MEMPHIS, TN — Heavy Machines LLC announces that they recently began breaking ground for a new location in Piperton, Tennessee. The facility will sit on a six-acre lot and will house both their corporate team and the staff and operations of their current Memphis branch. They recently hosted a groundbreaking …

Louisiana DOTD, Elected Officials Celebrate Arkansas Road Widening and Roundabouts Project in Ouachita Parish

MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. celebrated the Arkansas Road (LA 616) project, along with numerous elected officials, with a ribbon cutting ceremony in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish.

“This is truly the culmination of decades of tenacity and dedication toward …

Louisiana Governor, State, and Local Leaders Break Ground on Phase II of LA-1 Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., the LA 1 Coalition, and area leaders recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on Phase II of the elevated LA 1 corridor.

Phase II …

Arkansas DOT Cuts Ribbon on Highways 133 and 169 in Crossett, Arkansas

CROSSET, AR — Senator Ben Gilmore, State Representative Howard Beaty, Crossett Mayor Crystal Marshall, Director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) Lorie Tudor, ARDOT Deputy Director & Chief Engineer Rex Vines, and ARDOT Assistant Chief Engineer for Planning Jared Wiley recently celebrated the completion of almost four …

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ASCE Student Symposium Draws Students from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico for Civil Engineering Design and Construction Competitions

HOUSTON, TX — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Region 6 Student Symposium recently took place at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. At the event, nearly 500 civil engineering students from 25 universities in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico put their academic and project management …

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Motorists Now ‘On Broadway’ After I-235/I-44 Opening Celebration

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Transportation officials recently raised the curtain on the last major act that will significantly impact traffic at the I-235/I-44 interchange, which puts motorists back “On Broadway” after three years of construction.

The celebration with Gov. Kevin Stitt, Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz, the Oklahoma Department …