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Mississippi DOT Announces District 6 and 7 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 6 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg and for District 7 at the district office in McComb.

“The annual Roadeo helps MDOT workers hone their skills and gain recognition for …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Projects in Southwest Part of State

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Charles Busby, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“As I begin my term as Southern District Transportation Commissioner, I’m excited to ... start off strong with many large projects getting underway in the southwest region …

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Bell & Associates Construction Makes Progress on Major Transformation of Interstate 55 in Memphis

Faced with an outdated interchange unable to safely handle increasing traffic loads, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has begun making improvements to Interstate 55 at E.H. Crump Boulevard in southwestern Memphis.

“The new alignment allows traffic to free flow on new through lanes directly from and to the Memphis …

Louisiana Governor Appoints Fisher-Cormier as DOTD Commissioner, Office of Multimodal Commerce

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that Gov. Jeff Landry has appointed Julia Fisher-Cormier as Commissioner of the Office of Multimodal Commerce (OMC). Formed in 2016, the office is within DOTD and is tasked with improving Louisiana’s focus on multimodal transportation. Fisher-Cormier replaces …

Arkansas DOT Set to Receive an Additional $91M in Federal Funding for Six Projects

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is set to receive an additional $91 million in Congressionally Directed Spending and Community Project Funding for six projects.

Members of Arkansas’ Congressional Delegation secured the additional funding in the latest Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriation for the Federal …

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Intersection Improvement Project Underway at I-35, SH-9W in McClain County

MCCLAIN COUNTY, OK — A major intersection improvement project is underway at the I-35 and SH-9W interchange near Norman in McClain County. The project consists of a number of improvements including reconstructing the current interchange into Oklahoma’s third Diverging Diamond Interchange, widening I-35 to six lanes between SH-9W and Main …

Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Transportation Cabinet Changes, Awards $108M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on the recent Oklahoma Attorney General opinion regarding Transportation Cabinet changes, approval to install additional traffic cameras in the metros, a resurfacing project in Tulsa, and two projects in Lawton.

Executive Director Tim Gatz …

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Louisiana DOTD Signs Public-Private Partnership with Calcasieu Bridge Partners on I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the signing of the official, public-private partnership (P3) with Calcasieu Bridge Partners (CBP) to build the new Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles, an estimated $2.1 billion project.

The Joint Legislative Transportation, Highways, and Public …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Western Tennessee

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Mississippi DOT Names New Division Directors

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces the promotions of several new Division Directors within the agency. These promotions come on the heels of several staff changes and organizational restructuring as part of the agency’s continued focus on efficiency. Jessica Dilley, PE, will serve as Director …

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Simmons Named Mississippi Transportation Commission Chairman

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission names Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, as Chairman.

“It is such an honor to be elected Chairman of the Mississippi Transportation Commission at this pivotal time in our state’s transportation history,” Simmons said. “I look forward to ensuring this commission continues …

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Port NOLA Announces $226M Grant Award for the Louisiana International Terminal Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) announces that it has been awarded an additional $226,220,195 in federal grant dollars to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT), which will create thousands of jobs, drive the economy, and position Louisiana as an international Gulf gateway. …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Several Projects Underway on I-35, Applauds Rescue Efforts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on several plans for the I-35 corridor between Norman and Purcell, including an asphalt overlay, reconstruction, and six-lane expansion; and recognition of District 6’s efforts during recent winter weather.

Commissioners awarded a $1 million …

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Oklahoma DOT Announces New Leaders for Two Field Districts and GIS Division

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces new leaders for its Northwest and Northeast Oklahoma field districts and its Geospatial Data Management Division.

Northwest Oklahoma Field District
Jon Logan has been selected as District Engineer for ODOT’s District 6. Logan will oversee the highway maintenance and …
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Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Cheniere Lake Dam and Bridge Project

WEST MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) provides an update on the ongoing project to replace the Cheniere Lake bridge and spillway on LA 3033 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish. The $16.5 million project, which involved completely removing the existing spillway and previously connected bridge …

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MDOT Projects Progress in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“As Commissioner, I’m proud to report that we are starting this year off right by making headway on many critical infrastructure improvement projects throughout the …

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MDOT Projects Make Headway in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“As I reach the end of my final term as Southern District Transportation Commissioner, I’m pleased to see many projects in South Mississippi coming to a close …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on the East Metro Corridor in Rankin County

JACKSON, MS — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons joined Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Brandon Mayor Butch Lee, and other officials to cut ribbon on the East Metro Corridor in Rankin County.

The East Metro Corridor is a vital north/south corridor that connects State Route 25 …

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Willis Named Director of the Restructured Office of Intermodal Planning and Highway Operations

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces the promotion of Assistant Chief Engineer - Operations Jim Willis to the position of Director of the newly formed Office of Intermodal Planning and Highway Operations. The restructuring of the Intermodal Planning and Highway Safety divisions comes as Charles Carr …

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Mississippi DOT Names New District 3 and District 6 Engineers

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) names Assistant State Traffic Engineer Andy McNair, PE, to the position of District 3 Engineer. Headquartered in Yazoo City, MDOT District 3 encompasses 12 counties in western Mississippi. The move comes after current District 3 Engineer Earl Glenn was promoted …

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Port NOLA Awarded $73.8M USDOT Grant for Louisiana International Terminal

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) will receive $73.77 million from the federal government to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) project, which will provide an efficient gateway for the movement of cargo on the Mississippi River and the inland waterways of the …

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Eastern Oklahoma Project Receives National Industry Award at Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include results of an Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee market study and an executive session related to Secretary of Transportation and ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz’s performance and salary; receipt of a national industry award; …

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Arkansas DOT Enhances Connectivity and Safety with Completion of Hot Springs Bypass Extension

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) recently completed an $87 million project in Hot Springs, Arkansas, home to Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita Mountains. The Hot Springs Bypass project improves traffic flow around the resort town, which has a population of nearly 40,000.

Decreasing Delays, Enhancing Safety
An …
Tennessee Unveils State’s First-Ever 10-Year Fiscally Constrained Transportation Project Plan

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reveals its first-ever proposed 10-year fiscally constrained project plan, with the goal of better communicating with citizens and communities of the long-term investment strategy for infrastructure in Tennessee. The $15 billion fiscally constrained plan includes both the annual TDOT work program …

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Mississippi DOT Names New Members to Leadership Team

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces new members to its leadership team. Janie Bass, PE, will serve as Assistant Chief Engineer - Field Operations; Lee Frederick, PE, will serve as Director of Preconstruction - Engineering; and Trudi Loflin will serve as Director of Preconstruction …

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Mississippi DOT Promotes Glenn to Chief Engineer

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces the promotion of District 3 Engineer Earl Glenn to the position of Chief Engineer.

“This significant promotion is a testament to Earl’s exemplary leadership, unwavering dedication, and outstanding contributions to MDOT,” said MDOT Executive Director Brad White. “Throughout his …

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Progress Continues on Infrastructure Improvement Projects in Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

“Lots of progress is being made across the central area of our state, and many critical infrastructure improvement projects are wrapping up,” Simmons said. “This is the …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting Gives Update on Bridge Program, Awards $128M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include additional plans to address off-system, structurally deficient bridges; receipt of an industry award; and approving a resurfacing project between Union City and Mustang and a resurfacing and roundabout installation project on SH-82 northeast of Tahlequah.

Secretary …

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Arkansas DOT Improves Connectivity and Traffic Flow in Central Arkansas with the Completion of the Highway 89 Mayflower Overpass

The residents of Mayflower, Arkansas, which is 25 miles north of Little Rock, have been dealing with an irregular traffic pattern for years. The culprit — a freight train that passed through the middle of town. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) recently completed the Highway 89 Mayflower Overpass so …

USDOT Announces $88.3M Loan for Louisiana to Build Critical Connector Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $88.3 million loan to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for the benefit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) to build the LA 415 Connector, a new link between LA …

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Louisiana DOTD Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

BUTTE LAROSE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently held a press conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

“Fifty years ago, on the heels of the highway interstate system, Louisiana opened traffic to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge,” said DOTD Chief Engineer …

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US-69/75 Corridor in Southeastern Oklahoma Completed

DURANT, OK — Representatives from the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, Choctaw Nation, cities of Calera and Durant, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), alongside local legislators and community leaders, celebrated a ribbon cutting for the US-69/75 corridor reconstruction spanning Calera and Durant. Gathered on the Rose Hill Bridge …

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Mississippi DOT Celebrates Five Years of Economic Boom from I-269 Project

JACKSON, MS — Since opening five years ago, I-269 has been a hub of economic development in north Mississippi. Running 26 miles from the I-55 intersection north of Hernando, to the Tennessee state line, I-269 was a $640 million strategic infrastructure investment.

I-269 completed the 60-mile connection from Hernando to …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Southwest Mississippi Projects

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“I’m pleased to report that a very productive construction season has resulted in significant progress made on infrastructure projects in southwest Mississippi, with quite a few now …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Make Progress in Western Part of the State

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“As Commissioner, I am pleased to report that our infrastructure projects are not just moving forward, but gaining momentum as we move towards the end …

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Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. Replaces US 62 Bridges Across Arkansas River

Crews plan to have one of two bridges on U.S. 62 over the Arkansas River and over 55th Street on the river’s east side completed in the spring as part of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $74.7 million bridge replacement in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

“The bridges are roughly 60 …

Louisiana Governor Celebrates Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Beneficial Impact in Louisiana on Two-Year Anniversary

BATON ROUGE, LA — With the two-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, federal legislation has already resulted in more than $9 billion in funding for Louisiana projects.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Louisiana, and my …

Arkansas Highway Commission Announces Selected Alternative for Future Interstate 57 Corridor from Walnut Ridge to Missouri State Line

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Federal Highway Administration issued a Record of Decision (ROD) identifying the Selected Alternative, or chosen route, for the Future Interstate 57 (I-57) corridor between Walnut Ridge and the Missouri State line, clearing the way for the next phase of project development.

The issuance of the …

Oklahoma Transportation Commission Receives Update on Federal Funding Legislation, Awards $94M in Projects

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include an update on the status of the federal funding continuing resolution; plans to address additional off-system, structurally deficient bridges; approval of an installation project for wrong-way counter measures on I-35; a resurfacing project in Midwest City; …

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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“It is always encouraging to see the list of active and even recently completed projects,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District. “Our focus at the commission is to identify the …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Make Headway in the Southeast Part of the State

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“Major projects that will have lasting effects on the people and economy of southeast Mississippi are making good progress after a productive construction season, and we expect …

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More Than $9B in Improvements Planned for Oklahoma Highways

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — More than $9 billion in upgrades are planned in the latest updates of both the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Eight-Year Construction Work Plan and Four-Year Asset Preservation Program.

Approved Monday by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission, the Federal Fiscal Year 2024-2031 Eight-Year Construction Work …

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Mississippi DOT Earns Seventh Perpetual Pavement Award

YAZOO CITY, MS — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has earned its seventh Perpetual Pavement Award: By Performance (PPA) for a 10-mile stretch of State Route 16 from U.S. 49 to State Route 433 in Yazoo County.

“What an honor it is to …

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Mississippi DOT Moves Vital Truck Route With US 82/Greenville Bypass

Greenville, Mississippi, is a vital part of the state along the Mississippi River. It’s part of the Mississippi Delta, serves as the county seat, and has an active port that drives significant traffic in and around the area. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing the U.S. Highway 82/Greenville …

Louisiana Governor, DOTD Announce the Opening of the New I-10 West Flyover Ramp to MSY

BATON ROUGE, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announce that the newly constructed I-10 west flyover ramp to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at Loyola Drive in Kenner officially opened to traffic.

The opening of the new ramp marks …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Move Forward Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

“Each of these projects show a vital investment into our infrastructure that will make our state a better place to live and work,” Simmons said. “I look …

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OTC Announces FHWA Grant, Asphalt Pavement Awards, and I-35 Corridor Study Progress at a Recent Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include receiving a Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration Program grant for an I-35 bridge in northern Oklahoma, presentation of three Asphalt Pavement awards, a briefing on the progress of an I-35 corridor study …

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Mitchell Named Head of Oklahoma DOT’s Local Government Division

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Matthew Mitchell has been named the Local Government Division Engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He will be responsible for all interactions and projects partnered with local governments, including county roads and bridges, sidewalks, and bicycle paths. This position also implements the County Improvements …

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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 …

Louisiana DOTD Receives $210M in Redistributed Funds from FHWA

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently received word that its request for $210 million in additional federal highway funding was approved due to successfully obligating the full amount of its federal funding during the 2022-2023 federal fiscal year. Last year DOTD received $97.87 …

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Gov. Edwards, Louisiana DOTD Celebrate the Completion of First Phases of I-12 Widening Project in St. Tammany

MANDEVILLE, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards, alongside Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Eric Kalivoda and state and local officials, celebrated the completion of the first two segments of the $169.8 million project that expands and revitalizes the I-12 corridor through the Northshore.

“I remember when we …

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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

“We’re making progress, although we all want more, and we want it faster,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District.

“These projects are vital to our communities in northwest Mississippi, and …

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Officials Break Ground on Reunion Parkway in Madison

JACKSON, MS — Officials recently gathered in Madison to break ground on a local project that calls for the construction of 1.3 miles of new two-lane roadway from Parkway East to U.S. Highway 51.

Reunion Parkway will eventually connect I-55, U.S. 51, and Bozeman Road. It will provide an east/west …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces the New I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge is Moving Closer to Reality

LAKE CHARLES, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Eric Kalivoda announces that the state has selected Calcasieu Bridge Partners (CBP) for negotiations for the $2.1 billion Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge public-private partnership project. DOTD received two proposals for the project …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in western Mississippi.

“It’s great to see so many infrastructure improvement projects nearing completion in my home region,” Simmons said. “Each of these projects show a vital investment into …

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$907.8M, 21-Part Comite River Diversion Canal Project Reduces Flood Risks as Baton Rouge Expands

As the growing population in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, expands the metropolitan area, development has stretched into the floodplain of the Comite River Basin. Occasional flooding that previously occurred in swampland or largely wooded areas with only scattered agricultural usage now impacts many more people.

To reduce the risk of urban …

County Improvement Plan Adopted, Nearly $150M in Projects Awarded at Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include adoption of the updated five-year County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Plan, a contract approval to move forward on reconstructing the I-35 and SH-9W interchange south of Norman, and the awarding of nearly $150 million in …

Peeples Assumes Command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division

VICKSBURG, MS — Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Peeples has taken command of the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) during a ceremony in Vicksburg. Major General William "Butch" Graham, the Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General of USACE presided over the …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Federal, State, and Local Partnership Agreement for Southwest Coastal Louisiana Risk Reduction Project

LAKE CHARLES, LA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana have signed a partnership agreement for the $6.5 billion Southwest Coastal Louisiana hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and coastal ecosystem restoration project.

“Today’s announcement is transformative for the people …

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Oklahoma DOT Crews Recognized for Workplace Safety

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Safety and teamwork in highway work zones are critical to seeing that each worker makes it home at the end of the day. The men and women of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) work in all conditions and put their lives on the line to …

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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

"We've got a long way to go before we can say that we are catching up,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District. “We have much more maintenance and repair to …

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First Phase of I-44/US 75 Interchange Project Wraps Up in Tulsa

The first $90 million phase of improvements to the aging Interstate 44 and U.S. 75 interchange in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is open to traffic and substantially complete, with more phases planned.

“This is the oldest section of interstate in Oklahoma,” says Seth Buchanan, Assistant District Engineer for construction in Oklahoma …

Louisiana Governor Praises Regional Planning Commission's Award of Feasibility Study to Support Louisiana International Terminal Transportation Infrastructure

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards praised the award of a contract to study the St. Bernard Transportation Corridor, among other roadway improvements, to support the Louisiana International Terminal, a $1.8 billion container terminal planned by the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) in Violet, Louisiana. The new …

Columbia Port Commissions Receives $10.5M RAISE Grant

CALDWELL PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Columbia Port Commission has been selected to receive a $10.5 million federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This funding will be allocated to the …

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Arkansas DOT Awarded $25M Federal RAISE Grant

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).

The RAISE grant funding will be used to reconstruct 3.5 miles of Highway 5 (Old Stagecoach Road) in Saline …

USACE Begins Construction of Mississippi River Saltwater Barrier

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently began construction of an underwater sill across the bed of the Mississippi River channel to prevent further upriver progression of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico.

USACE awarded a contract to Weeks Marine for …

Federal, State, and Local Partners Sign Agreement for Port of Iberia, Louisiana Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD), and the Port of Iberia signed a partnering agreement to begin efforts to advance the Port of Iberia, Louisiana project.

“USACE is excited for the opportunity to partner with LaDOTD as well …

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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 …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

“These projects are a major investment into our infrastructure and show your tax dollars at work,” Simmons said. “As these projects move forward, safety and mobility will …

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Arkansas DOT Improves Access to Popular Vacation Spot with Highway 270 Expansion

Hot Springs, Arkansas, which is in the Ouachita Mountains, features a national park, hot springs, numerous recreational lakes, and historic Bath House Row. As a popular tourist destination for in-state residents and beyond, the city traffic swells during the summer. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is in the middle …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Major Project to Repair I-20 in Bossier City, Sections of Shreveport

BOSSIER CITY, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to provide major repairs to a heavily traveled section of I-20 in Bossier City, as well as additional repairs along the I-20 corridor in Shreveport. The department officially awarded the contract to JB James Construction, …

USDOT Announces Loan of Up to $45M for Rural Two-Lane Advancement and Management Plan Project in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $45 million low-interest loan to the Oklahoma Capital Improvement Authority (OCIA), on behalf of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to improve rural road safety.

“A disproportionate share of traffic crashes occurs …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Southwest Mississippi Projects

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“Significant progress is being made on infrastructure projects in southwest Mississippi with even more to come as construction season heats up this summer,” King said. “Bridge replacements, …

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Oklahoma DOT Announces Smith and King as Leads for Procurement, Survey Divisions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two new Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) division leaders were recently announced at a meeting of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission.

Brad Smith was announced as the new Head of the Purchasing Division, and Jeff King as the new Chief of Surveys for the department.

An …

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Mississippi DOT Opens State Route 76 (Corridor V) in Itawamba County

TUPELO, MS — A new section of Mississippi highway is now open to traffic. The newly constructed Corridor V, designated as State Route 76, is located in Itawamba County. The 9-mile four-lane highway connects State Route 25 to State Route 23 in Mississippi.

State Route 76 represents a critical link …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Western Mississippi Despite Tornado Damage

YAZOO CITY, MS — The aftermath of the March 2023 tornado in the Rolling Fork area left devastation in its wake. In the face of such destruction, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance crews rose to the occasion and had roads cleared within hours, ensuring emergency services, relief efforts, and …

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Mississippi DOT Executive Director White Makes Great Strides for State’s Transportation Needs

A native of the State of Mississippi, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has made great strides in addressing his top priorities for the agency – developing a better relationship with the legislature and stemming the loss of employees.

“We have had two of the best …

Louisiana DOTD to Replace 10 Rural Bridges Along LA 534 in Claiborne Parish

HAYNESVILLE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to replace 10 rural bridges/structures along LA 534 and LA 534 Spur south of the Town of Haynesville in Claiborne Parish.

The $18.2 million project recently began with a closure on the first site, which involves …

Arkansas DOT to Cut the Ribbon on Newly Widened Highway 10 Corridor

PULASKI COUNTY, AR — Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) leadership and local dignitaries in Little Rock recently cut the ribbon on the newly widened Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) Corridor.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, the corridor will be officially dedicated as the Thomas B. Schueck Highway. Schueck served as …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“A large amount of infrastructure improvement projects are currently underway in Southeast Mississippi with even more on the horizon,” King said. “This work is great news for …

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Mississippi DOT Receives Three Engineering Excellence Awards

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) received three Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Mississippi at their Annual Assembly in Madison. The Engineering Excellence Awards competition honors engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value, and ingenuity. …

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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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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $11.5M to Fund Replacement of Seven Rural Bridges in Oklahoma

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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Louisiana DOTD Widening Project Completes Improvements to I-10 Between I-49 and Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

The segment of Interstate 10 which spans the state of Louisiana is perhaps the state's most vital corridor. It carries an ever-growing amount of multi-modal freight and industrial traffic, plus tourism traffic into the state or passing through the state. The southernmost cross-country highway in the National Highway System, I-10 …

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Jimmie Davis Bridge (LA 511) Project Awarded to James Construction Group

BATON ROUGE, LA — Following the opening of price proposals for the Jimmie Davis Bridge (LA 511) design-build project in Bossier and Caddo parishes, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has thoroughly evaluated the cost proposal and has decided to award the contract to James Construction Group, LLC …

Mississippi Governor Signs Bills Investing Over $2B Toward Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements

JACKSON, MS — Governor Tate Reeves announces he signed House Bill 1642 and Senate Bill 3120, which invest historic levels of funding toward the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and infrastructure improvement projects across the state.

“This major investment by the state into our roads, bridges, airports, and other critical …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Replace the LA 531 Overpass Over I-20 in Minden, Webster Parish

MINDEN, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to replace a 63-year-old bridge along the I-20 corridor in Webster Parish. The LA 531 overpass in Minden will be removed and replaced as part of a $19.3 million project, which will ensure continued access to businesses …

Tennessee General Assembly Passes Gov. Lee’s Landmark $3.3B Transportation Bill

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently marked the legislative passage of the Lee administration’s Transportation Modernization Act, a landmark bill that will create a new strategy and invest $3.3 billion to accommodate Tennessee’s record growth, address traffic congestion, and meet transportation needs across rural and urban …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Repair LA 3276 (Stonewall-Frierson Road) in DeSoto Parish

STONEWALL, LA — A heavily traveled connector route in Stonewall, DeSoto Parish is currently undergoing major improvements in the form of a $14.3 million repair project. LA 3276 (Stonewall-Frierson Road) connects US 171 and I-49 and services an average of over 9,000 vehicles per day.

The contractor, Earnest Contracting, LLC …

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Louisiana DOTD Celebrates Completion of $87.7M I-10 Widening Project from La. 328 to La. 347

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, along with state and local officials, held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of widening Interstate 10 from La. 328 to La. 347.

“What you’re witnessing today is the return-on-investment of a commitment made …

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Mississippi DOT Announces Craft as Public Affairs Director

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces Will Craft, of Brandon, as Director of its Public Affairs Division. An experienced professional in public relations and governmental relations, Craft will lead MDOT’s division tasked with sharing Mississippi’s transportation story and communicating vital messages to the public.

“I …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

State Route 19 Expansion Progress in Neshoba County
The 4.6-mile expansion of State Route 19 from two to four lanes between Tucker and Philadelphia continues making headway …
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Highway Improvement Projects Continue Across Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“As we continue to invest in infrastructure, we see miles of improvements,” said Northern District Commissioner John Caldwell. “Subsequently, we all see so much more that needs to be done. The …

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Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. Replaces Six Bridges on I-40 Near Del City

For years, motorists using Interstate 40 through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area have been frustrated by frequent lane closures and the resulting traffic backups along a 3-mile stretch of the interstate in Del City, which sits adjacent to Oklahoma City's southeast side. Six existing bridges, all over 60 years old, …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

Louisiana Governor Appoints Kalivoda as DOTD Secretary

BATON ROUGE, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards names Dr. Eric Kalivoda as Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to replace the recently retired Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D.

Kalivoda has served on the executive staff as the Deputy Secretary for the past 12 years. Prior to …

Louisiana DOTD and State, Local Officials Break Ground on Start of Leo Kerner Moveable Bridge Replacement Project

LAFITTE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., along with state and local officials, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the first phase of a permanent replacement for the Leo Kerner Swing Bridge.

The LA 302/Bayou Barataria Moveable Bridge Replacement Project …

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After More Than Seven Successful Leadership Years, Wilson Set to Retire from Louisiana DOTD

BATON ROUGE, LA — After more than seven years as Secretary and more than 16 years of executive service at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. announces his retirement. During his tenure as Secretary, the state invested nearly $5.5 billion in infrastructure projects …

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Mississippi DOT Recognized as LiDAR Drone Technology Leader

JACKSON, MS — Mississippi Transportation Commissioners recognizes the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a winner of the 2022 Digital States Survey Award in the Transportation category. The national award was given by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), which recognizes states that implement exceptional use of technology to improve …

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Haak Swears in as Arkansas DOT’s Newest Highway Commissioner

LITTLE ROCK, AR — David Haak recently swore an oath to his position as the newest member of the Arkansas Highway Commission in Texarkana. Close family joined Judge Cathy Hardin Harrison at the Miller County Courthouse to support the beginning of Haak’s tenure.

“I’m looking forward to the next 10 …

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Mississippi DOT Makes Progress on Southwest Mississippi Projects

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in southwest Mississippi.

“Infrastructure needs in southwest Mississippi are wide-ranging, and I’m proud of the projects completed and progress made,” King said. “Additional funding on the federal and state level …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects — some of which were recently completed or nearing completion — are a major investment into our infrastructure system that will make Mississippi …

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USDOT Awards Mega Grants to I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Replacement, I-10 Freight Corridor Improvements, and I-44 & US-75 Corridor Improvements

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

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Mississippi DOT Expansion Project Widens, Upgrades State Route 19 in Neshoba County

Along State Route 19 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, drivers traveling between the towns of Philadelphia and Tucker will soon reap multiple benefits from a current Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) project. The $35.5 million SR 19 Expansion Project, scheduled for completion in 2024, will expand a 4.6-mile stretch of the …

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Louisiana DOTD Breaks Ground on LA 70 Widening Project in Ascension and St. James Parishes

ST. JAMES PARISH, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., along with state and local officials, celebrate the start of construction on the LA 70 widening project in Ascension and St. James Parishes.

This $53.2 million project will widen LA 70 from …

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Mississippi DOT Employees Recognized for Their Service

BATESVILLE, MS — During a recent awards ceremony, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recognized employees in District 2, which covers 17 northwestern Mississippi counties, for their years of continuous service to the agency in various roles including maintenance, administration, and construction, among others.

Two employees, Ulmer Trey Bullock III …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“I always look forward to the construction season and drier weather returning so we can get more done,” said Northern District Commissioner John Caldwell. “Everyone be especially watchful in work zones …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Plans to Repair Interstate 10 Overpass in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces its plans to repair the Interstate 10 eastbound overpass at Interstate 49.

“After extensive planning with our consultant team, we have determined the best course of action to repair the I-10 overpass,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson …

Louisiana Governor Announces $1.8B Louisiana Port Expansion Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards announces a historic public-private partnership between the state of Louisiana, the Port of New Orleans, and two global maritime industry leaders to build a $1.8 billion container facility on the Lower Mississippi River. The new Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) in St. Bernard …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $25M in Funding for Louisiana DOTD Project for Ferry Design and Construction

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $273.9 million from the new Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (Rural) to help communities around the United States complete transportation projects that will increase connectivity, improve safety and reliability, support regional economic growth, and …

Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on the LA 20 Bayou Chevreuil Bridge Replacement Project

ST. JAMES PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces an update for the LA 20 Bayou Chevreuil Bridge Replacement project in St. James Parish.

In order to facilitate traffic while construction is ongoing, a temporary detour bridge was built along the east side of LA …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Progress in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“In 2023, you can count on seeing more infrastructure work being done in South Mississippi,” King said. “Thanks to additional resources, more MDOT projects have been approved …

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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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I-40 Douglas Boulevard Groundbreaking Ceremony Highlights Upcoming Construction Project Set for Early 2023

MIDWEST CITY, OK — Numerous dignitaries and community members gathered at I-40 and Douglas Boulevard in Midwest City to break ground on a more than $170 million interchange reconstruction project. The event also honored U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, for his years of service to the state and specifically for …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

Interstate 59/20 Improvements in Lauderdale County
A design-build project calling for the widening of the Interstate 59/20 bridges over State Route 19/39 and the bridge over 65th …
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Gilchrist Construction Building a New Gateway to New Orleans' International Airport

The November 2019 opening of the new North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport brought a state-of-the-art traveler experience to what has become one of the nation's fastest-growing airports. A current Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) road project, designed to increase vehicle capacity and accommodate …

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Commissioner King Announces Retirement, Will Not Seek Reelection at Mississippi DOT

HATTIESBURG, MS — After serving as Southern District Transportation Commissioner since 2012, Tom King announces he will not seek reelection at the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). King is currently in his third term and serves as Chair of the Mississippi Transportation Commission. He will fulfill the remainder of his …

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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, …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects are a major investment into our infrastructure system that will ultimately make our state a better place to live and work,” Simmons said. …

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Mississippi's SR 76 Project Adds New Lanes to Vital Freight Traffic Corridor

On State Route 76 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, a project is underway to complete a much-needed four lane highway between major industrial sites in the state and the neighboring state of Alabama. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) SR 76 Extension Project is creating an 8.3 mile, four-lane extension of …

Louisiana Governor Celebrates One Year Since Passage of BIL, $4B in Infrastructure Funding for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — One year after President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), $4 billion in BIL funding has already been announced for more than 120 projects across Louisiana. The state is also expected to receive approximately $5.9 billion over five years in federal funding for highways and …

USDOT Announces Two Loans Totaling Nearly $41M to Help Louisiana Rebuild Rural Bridges and Provide Ferry Service

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau has provided low-interest loans totaling $40.9 million to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for the benefit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) for a ferry project and a bridge improvement program. …

Louisiana Governor, DOTD Kick Off Construction for Ambassador Caffery Interchange Project in Broussard

BROUSSARD, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards was recently joined by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson along with state and local officials to celebrate the start of the Ambassador Caffery Interchange, a future I-49 South project, in Broussard, Louisiana.

“Infrastructure is vital to the …

Mississippi Governor and Local Officials Cut Ribbon on New Dock at Port Bienville

JACKSON, MS — Gov. Tate Reeves recently joined U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, local officials, and industry representatives at Port Bienville Industrial Park for a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new maritime dock and railroad facility.

Known as the RESTORE Dock, the $8.8-million project included a 600-foot bulkhead with a 40-foot …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces updates to several maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

“There’s no shortage of needs in Northwest Mississippi. Keeping these and other projects on track will improve our overall transportation network,” said Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell. “Hopefully, these and …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Progress in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“We’re proud to see many major infrastructure projects come to completion this summer, especially two major drawbridge projects along the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” King said. “We’re dedicated …

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20 Years and Counting: Construction Work Plan Continues to Guide Improvements in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Twenty years after the adoption of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s first Eight-Year Construction Work Plan, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved its newest update.

The Federal Fiscal Year 2023-2030 Eight-Year Construction Work Plan contains $8.4 billion worth of critically needed transportation improvement projects designed …

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New Arkansas River Bridge Opening Marks a 30 Crossing Project Milestone

With the recent opening of a new Arkansas River Bridge on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, Arkansas's massive 30 Crossing Project has reached a major milestone. Over several weeks in September, traffic was shifted onto the new bridge (which will ultimately be the eastbound span) in three phases. Work is …

Louisiana Governor Announces $270M in Bridge Projects to be Funded through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards recently toured a locally owned bridge in East Baton Rouge with inspectors from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). The bridge was deemed deficient and load posted in January 2022. This bridge is one of over 500 off-system bridges eligible …

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Six State-Level Departments of Transportation Join Equity in Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At an Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) event, the leaders of the departments of transportation of California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan signed the EIP Pledge, which is aimed at leveraging infrastructure spending to build wealth in underserved communities. The event was hosted …

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Infrastructure Improvement Projects Making Headway Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 49 Project Wraps up in Rankin County
The 7.5-mile reconstruction and widening of U.S. Highway 49 from Florence to Richland was recently completed, expanding the …
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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces several construction and maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“MDOT has made substantial progress on many of our paving and bridge replacement projects this summer due to the dry weather,” said District 1 Engineer Matt Dunn. “With the number of …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Improving Safety is Paramount on US 69/75 Commerce Connection in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $152 million U.S. 69/75 Commerce Connection project though Bryan County aims to improve access and safety on this heavily traveled route.

“This was one of the most challenging areas we had, in terms of the type of traffic we had, a lot of …

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Two Projects in Arkansas/Missouri and Tennessee Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two state department of transportation projects in Arkansas/Missouri and Tennessee won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their …

Louisiana Governor, DOTD Celebrate Substantial Completion of I-10 Widening Project

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., and other state and local officials celebrated the substantial completion of the I-10 widening project in Calcasieu Parish.

This $45.5-million project, which stretched from approximately I-210 to LA 108, …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Start of $136M Ambassador Caffery Interchange Project at U.S. 90, a Future I-49 South Project

LAFAYETTE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the start of a $136.52-million project to construct a new interchange at La. 3073 (Ambassador Caffery Pkwy) and U.S. 90, a future I-49 South project.

The project will consist of the following work:

  • Construction of a fully access …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $48.7M in Funding for Six Projects in Oklahoma

TULSA, OK — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $48.7 million to support six projects in Oklahoma from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

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W.G. Yates & Sons Construction and Mississippi DOT Near Completion on US 49 Redesign

As the $253 million reconstruction and widening of U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County, Mississippi, nears completion drivers will enjoy less congestion and safer travel.

“The existing roadway was failing, there were too many median crossovers, and the high traffic volume brought a need for increased capacity,” says Luke McMahen …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $63.1M in Funding for Five Projects in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $63.1 million to support five projects in Louisiana from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and …

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 …

USDOT Announces up to $86.6M Loan to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for Infrastructure Projects in the State

LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest loan for $86.6 million to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for the benefit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) to fund the I-49 S. Ambassador Caffery/US 90 …

Tennessee DOT, University of Memphis Partner to Support River Communities

MEMPHIS, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the University of Memphis (UofM) have partnered to establish the Tennessee Delta Alliance, a new organization supporting the communities of Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton, and Shelby Counties. The organization will be housed in the university’s Center for Regional Economic Enrichment …

Counties Across Oklahoma Benefit from Updated Road and Bridges Improvement Plans

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Improvements to infrastructure in the state’s 77 counties are coming after the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved the $719-million County Improvements for Roads and Bridges plan during a recent commission meeting. Updated for State Fiscal Years 2023 through 2027, this program is designed by the state Legislature …

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Oklahoma Climbs to No. 5 in the Nation for Good Highway Bridge Conditions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The results are in and Oklahoma’s state bridges continue to shine in a national ranking for good bridge conditions. Bridge reconstruction projects and repairs made in 2021 helped move Oklahoma up to No. 5 in the nation for the first time.

Oklahoma moved ahead of Texas …

Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects are a major investment into the state’s infrastructure,” Simmons said. “We look forward to seeing these projects through that will greatly improve safety …

Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces updates to several maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

“MDOT has made substantial progress on many of our paving and bridge replacement projects this spring and early summer,” said D2 District Engineer Mitch Turner. “The weather has been cooperative so …

Work Anticipated to Begin in University Lakes Soon

BATON ROUGE, LA — Pending permit approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is expected soon, restoration work will then begin in University Lake near the intersection of East Lakeshore Drive and Stanford Avenue. As the equipment is being staged during this advance work phase, the project …

Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in south Mississippi.

“Summer is peak construction season at MDOT, and we’re proud to see the progress being made on Mississippi’s highways,” King said. “We are always striving to improve …

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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 …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

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Louisiana DOTD Celebrates Start of Construction on LA 44 Widening and Roundabout Project

ASCENSION PARISH, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. was recently joined by state and local officials to celebrate the start of construction on the LA 44/LA 941 widening and roundabout project in Ascension Parish.

This $6.2-million project, which stretches from approximately I-10 …

Louisiana Governor and Congressman Announce Funding for Southern University Ravine Protection Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards, along with Congressman Troy Carter, announces funding for the Southern University Ravine Protection project in East Baton Rouge Parish. Through a grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) …

Mississippi DOT Wins 2021 Perpetual Pavement Award

JACKSON, MS — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces that the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won a 2021 Perpetual Pavement Award: By Performance (PPA) for a 3.25-mile section of U.S. Highway 82 from Oktibbeha County Line to 0.5 miles east of Catalpa Creek Bridge in Lowndes County. Original …

Arkansas DOT Wins Three 2021 Perpetual Pavement Awards

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces that the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has won all three Perpetual Pavement Awards for 2021. Arkansas and Washington State are the only two states to have received awards in all three categories.

In the "PPA: By Performance" category, ARDOT …

Mississippi DOT Projects Progress Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 49 Project Nears Completion in Rankin County

This infrastructure improvement project calls for the reconstruction of 7.5 miles of U.S. Highway 49 from Florence to …

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USDOT Announces up to $41.55M Loan for Significant Rural Road Safety Project in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a low-interest, long-term loan of $41.55 million to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to finance 49 percent of the $85.97 million in eligible costs for the Rural Two-Lane Advancement And Management Plan …

Oklahoma DOT Predicts Major I-35 Traffic Concerns, Awards $66M in Contracts at Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The traffic situation on I-35 in the Oklahoma City metro area and in Southern Oklahoma is expected to become unmanageable in the coming years without bold and immediate action, members of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission learned at their recent meeting.  

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Chief …

Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance and construction projects in northeast Mississippi.

“These projects in northeast Mississippi along with others in northwest Mississippi will help significantly,” Caldwell said. “[Soon], we’ll add nearly a dozen more as we …

Arkansas DOT Widens US 82 Between El Dorado and Texarkana

U.S. Highway 82, an east-west highway, covers more than 1600 miles between New Mexico and Georgia. The highway passes through southern Arkansas and is a major artery in the area. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is widening a section of U.S. 82 in the southwestern part of the state. …

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Louisiana DOTD Wins Environmental Leadership Award

BRIDGE CITY, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) District 02 received the 2022 Environmental Leadership Award from the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs for its efforts in pollution prevention. The award was given to Scott Boyle, DOTD District 02 Assistant District Administrator of Operations. …

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Tennessee Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2023-2025

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Interim Commissioner Joe Galbato release TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring just over $3.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 58 individual project phases in 34 counties across the state.

The program emphasizes the repair and replacement of …

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Mississippi DOT Announces District 6 and 7 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) held its annual District Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 6 at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and for District 7 at the MDOT District 7 Headquarters in McComb, Mississippi.

Focusing on efficiency and skill, MDOT’s roadeos provide employees …

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Officials Break Ground on U.S. Highway 82 Bypass in Greenville

JACKSON, MS — Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons recently joined officials to break ground on a major transportation infrastructure construction project in Washington County.

The project provides for the construction of approximately nine miles of four-lane highway known as the U.S. Highway 82 Greenville Bypass from State Route 1 to …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Plans for Electric Vehicle Charging Program; Awards nearly $100M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include the next step toward designation of an historic Route 66 bicycle route, a report on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) road-clearing efforts during recent winter storms, updates on federal funding, and a new program …

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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 …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in northeast Mississippi.

“A number of projects at various stages of construction and completion should be great indicators of the importance we are placing on our road maintenance,” Caldwell …

Officials Unveil First Look at ACCESS Oklahoma Turnpike Plan

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Gov. Kevin Stitt and Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz recently presented ACCESS Oklahoma, a $5-billion, 15-year long-range plan, to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) Board of Directors.

ACCESS Oklahoma, which stands for Advancing and Connecting Communities and Economies Safely Statewide, is a comprehensive, long-range planning process …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Widen Portion of I-20 in West Monroe

OUACHITA PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a major project to widen a section of I-20 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish.

The project will add one lane in each direction on I-20 from LA 3249 (Well Road) to the LA 34 interchange (Stella Mill), …

Louisiana DOTD Celebrates Completion of La. 42 Widening Project

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. was recently joined by state and local officials to celebrate the completion of the La. 42 widening project in Ascension Parish.

This $27.48-million project, which stretches 3.7 miles between U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) and La. …

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Mississippi DOT Announces New Chief of Staff, State Safety Engineer, Roadway Design Director, and Assistant Chief Engineers

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently announced the promotions of Jeff Ely, Mark Thomas, Chris Nail, Colby Willis Kimmel, and Jim Willis.

Ely was promoted to the position of Chief of Staff. He has been with the agency since 2002.

“I …

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Officials Break Ground on Interstate 59/20 Improvements in Meridian

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation's Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons recently joined officials to break ground on several Interstate 59/20 improvements in Meridian.

The project provides for the widening of the Interstate 59/20 bridges over State Route 19/39 and the bridge over 65th Avenue, the removal …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

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ODOT Selects New Interchange Design for I-35 and SH-9 West in McClain County

GOLDSBY, OK — Following input from the public and stakeholders, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces its preferred design for reconstruction of the I-35 and SH-9 West interchange near Goldsby in McClain County. The project will now move forward to the next phases of development, which include more detailed …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Move Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in south Mississippi.

“Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout southeast Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving safety and increasing Mississippians’ quality of life,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. …

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OTC Meeting Celebrates Transportation Milestones, Recognizes Boise City Highway Project with National Award

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include reports on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) major accomplishments and milestones in 2021, updates on the state budget outlook, and presentation of an industry award for quality highway construction in Boise City.

Secretary of …

Louisiana Airports Set to Receive Nearly $35.7M

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration recently announced first-year airport funding awards. In all, $2.89 billion will be made available to airports around the nation. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety, and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid …

USDOT Announces up to $26.9M in Financing for the LA 3241 Project in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a direct Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan in the amount of up to $26.9 million under the Rural Projects Initiative (RPI) for the Louisiana Department of …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $95M in Contracts at Monthly Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include the introduction of a safety campaign regarding severe weather preparation, approval of transportation interagency agreement, and the awarding of contracts for projects such as the widening of US-270 Northwest Passage connecting Woodward and Oklahoma City, resurfacing …

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Oklahoma DOT Modernizes Aging I-44/235 Interchange

Oklahoma’s transportation department is modernizing an aging interchange with Interstate 44 to improve capacity and eliminate a bottleneck on Interstate 235 in Oklahoma City.

“It could not handle the traffic,” says Jeff Garder, Project Manager with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). “We are widening the interstate and addressing …

Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in North Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

Bridge Replacements in Tate County
A $52.5-million project to replace four bridges on Interstate 55 at Hickahala Creek is underway in Tate County. The project includes …
Louisiana DOTD Announces Major Project to Repair I-20 in Bossier City, Sections of Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to provide major repairs to a heavily traveled section of I-20 in Bossier City, as well as additional repairs along the I-20 corridor in Shreveport. The project has an apparent low bid of $82,564,848.20.

The project …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in southwest Mississippi.

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

Ongoing Lottery-Funded Projects Throughout the District …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Underway in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

“These projects show your tax dollars at work,” Simmons said. “As crews work to complete these projects, motorists are reminded to slow down and be …

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Arkansas 30 Crossing Project to Add Capacity and Improve Safety on One of the State’s Most Traveled Roads

Arkansas Department of Transportation’s (ArDOT) largest project ever, the first phase of the 30 Crossing project in the Little Rock area, aims to improve one of the state’s most traveled roads, Interstate 30, including the replacement of the Arkansas River Bridge.

“We have a capacity issue, but we also …

Gov. Edwards and Louisiana DOTD Announce Apparent Low Bidder for Second Phase of LA 1 Corridor Project

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announce that the second phase of the LA 1 corridor project has been let. James Construction Group, LLC. presented the apparent low construction bid of $463.6 million.

“I am excited to see this …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Moving Forward in Southeast Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues making improvements to highways in south Mississippi.

“Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout southeast Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving safety and increasing Mississippians’ quality of life,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. …

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Mississippi DOT Extends I-20 Frontage Road in Vicksburg

Vicksburg, Mississippi, is famous for being the home of a key Civil War battle. The town, which has a population of approximately 23,000, is in Western Mississippi and is located on the Mississippi River. Interstate 20, a major east-west highway that runs from Texas to South Carolina. The Mississippi Department …

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Entergy Louisiana, Burns & McDonnell Mobilize Construction of 16.3-Mile Waterford to Vacherie Transmission Line in Southeast Louisiana

KILLONA, LA — After overcoming a few years of unavoidable, unrelated challenges, Entergy Louisiana and Burns & McDonnell have begun helicopter operations to construct the utility’s 16.3-mile, 230-kV Waterford to Vacherie transmission line.

By significantly upgrading local power delivery infrastructure to a higher rating, the critical project will address future …

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Arkansas DOT Creates Quicker Connections with Hot Springs Bypass

Work progresses on a 5.8-mile, $75 million extension of the Hot Springs, Arkansas, bypass, through rugged terrain, to ease traffic heading north and south.

“The goal is to route through traffic around the city of Hot Springs to allow quicker connections to and from Hot Springs Village and other areas …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Gives Update on State Budget, Awards Nearly $118M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on funding for transportation in the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget, briefing on federal infrastructure funding discussions in U.S. Congress, and presentation of a beautification partnership award and of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s …

Mississippi DOT Wins 2020 Perpetual Pavement Award

HATTIESBURG, MS — The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announces that the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has won a 2020 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) for a 5.8-mile section of four-lane MS 63 in Jackson County, originally constructed in 1977. This is MDOT’s fifth PPA and first since 2009.

To qualify …

White Named Executive Director of Mississippi DOT

JACKSON, MS — By unanimous consent, the Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) has voted to appoint Brad White as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) beginning July 1, 2021.

White currently serves as Chief of Staff for Governor Tate Reeves. He has previously served as Chief of …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Progress Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 49 Reconstruction in Rankin County
Crews are making headway on the reconstruction of approximately 7.5 miles of U.S. Highway 49 from Richland to Florence. Phase …
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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights Bike and Pedestrian Safety, I-35 and SH-9 West Project

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include announcement of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) bike and pedestrian safety education effort, preview of the upcoming milestone celebration of eastern Oklahoma’s freight waterway, and detailed discussion of a planned interchange project at …

Governor Edwards, Officials Break Ground on College Drive Exit in Capitol Region

BATON ROUGE, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., were joined by state and local officials to celebrate the beginning of construction on the new I-10 College Drive exit in East Baton Rouge Parish.

This $52.3-million design-build project will …

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Altman Named Acting Director of Mississippi DOT

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) names Jeffrey C. Altman, PE, Acting Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Altman assumed the role following the retirement of MDOT Executive Direct Melinda McGrath after 36 years of state service.

“It was with great reluctance that we …

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Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards Contracts Throughout the State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 11 projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure across the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi a better place to …

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Oklahoma DOT Kicks Off Work Zone Safety Initiative, Final Segment of Tulsa’s Inner Dispersal Loop to be Improved

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include the kick off of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s (OTA) work zone safety awareness initiative, a report on ongoing work to address pavement conditions following the recent harsh winter, …

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Mississippi DOT Utilizes SPMT for the First Time on I-20 Bridge Replacement

As the state capital of Mississippi, Jackson is a city that draws people from the surrounding areas. I-20 runs east to west through the city and is a major thoroughfare for those commuting from the suburbs of Jackson. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the midst of the …

Louisiana Joint Transportation Committee Approves DOTD Priority Programs

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Joint Transportation, Highways, and Public Works Committee has approved priority programs for highways, aviation, ports, and flood control for fiscal year 2021-2022. These programs identify infrastructure projects around the state anticipated to let during FY 21-22. …

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Oklahoma DOT Awards $68M in Contracts at Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include a report on the state’s transportation response to the major winter storm in February and its effect on the highway system, the ongoing modernization initiative involving the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oklahoma Turnpike …

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Arkansas DOT Secretary Tudor Rises to the Challenge

A long-term employee of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), Lorie Tudor now serves as director of the agency and has risen to the challenges facing those responsible for transportation infrastructure.

“At the end of most days, I feel I’ve made a difference,” Tudor says. “I’ve added value and insight, …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue Across Central Mississippi

NEWTON, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across central Mississippi.

Interstate 20 Bridge Replacement in Jackson
The bridge replacement project on Interstate 20 eastbound between Terry Road and Gallatin Street in Jackson remains underway. The new bridge …
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Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Replace Cheniere Lake Spillway, Bridge in Ouachita Parish

WEST MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that construction to replace both the Cheniere Lake spillway and attached bridge on LA 3033 in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, is anticipated to begin on February 1, 2021.

There will be a total road closure on LA …

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Oklahoma DOT Takes First Steps to Modernize I-40 Corridor Near Tinker Air Force Base

Tinker Air Force Base, located southeast of downtown Oklahoma City and home to 26,000 military and civilian employees, is the largest single-site employer in the state. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the midst the I-40 Del City Bridges project, which impacts a significant amount of traffic to …

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Federal Bill Brings Funding Certainty and COVID-19 Relief, Transportation Milestones Highlighted at Oklahoma DOT Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on recently-approved federal legislation providing transportation funding and establishing a commission to celebrate the Route 66 Centennial, as well as recognition of state transportation highlights and milestones in 2020. Engineering contracts were approved for the …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

Cable Barrier Installation on Interstate 55
The installation of median cable barrier on I-55 in Carroll, Copiah, and Holmes counties is nearing completion. The $4.7-million …
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Mississippi DOT Maintenance Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in northwest Mississippi.

Bridge Replacements in Tate County
A $52.5-million project to replace four bridges on Interstate 55 at Hickahala Creek is underway in Tate County. The project includes …
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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Approves $6B Highway Plan, Awards $97M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include commission approval of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Eight-year Construction Work Plan and a briefing on its Asset Preservation Plan; approval of the new Oklahoma Public Transit Policy Plan; and an update on the …

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Arkansas DOT Replaces I-30 Bridges Over De Roche Creek

Located in Southwest Arkansas, De Roche Creek flows under I-30. Recently, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) replaced two bridges along I-30 that go over the 5.5-mile creek whose historical high water elevation is 212.2 feet. While the I-30 bridges at De Roche Creek project was seemingly a simple project, …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Contractor for First Portion of I-10 Widening Project in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that Kiewit/Boh, a joint venture, has been selected as the contractor for phase one of the I-10 widening project from LA 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish to the I-10/12 split in East Baton …

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Mississippi DOT Preservation and Maintenance Projects Continue in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues preservation and maintenance projects on highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi.

State Route 76 Construction in Itawamba County
An $81-million project is under construction to build a nearly nine-mile extension of State Route 76 in Itawamba County. Crews are currently …
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Oklahoma DOT Reconstructs US 65/75 Commerce Connection to Improve Safety

The Federal Government’s role in infrastructure can be traced back to the Constitution. According to Article 1, Section 8 of the constitution, Congress is empowered to “establish post offices and post roads.” Although state and even local governments play a major role in the funding of infrastructure these days, the …

Lousiana DOTD Aviation Division and Director of Aviation Receive Recognition Awards

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Office of Multimodal Commerce’s Aviation Division was recently recognized with the Special Recognition Award by the Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates (LAMA) during their 50th anniversary virtual conference.

This award was presented to this division for the state’s …

Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Loyola Drive Interchange Project in Jefferson Parish

KENNER, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the $125-million Loyola Drive at Interstate 10 interchange project is progressing.

Currently, the contractor, Gilchrist Construction, LLC. is building the ramp embankments and piers that will support the flyovers.

“As drivers start to see signs of upgrades and …

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Louisiana DOTD Continues I-20 Mississippi River Bridge Rehabilitation Project

MONROE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces an update for the $27.5-million rehabilitation project for the I-20 Mississippi River Bridge. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in early 2021, weather permitting. The nearly 50-year-old structure provides one of the few interstate crossings over …

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Malave Selected for New Position at Oklahoma DOT

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Luis Malave has been selected to lead the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Division Three maintenance efforts as the Maintenance Engineer. Malave was selected in September 2020 and will coordinate repair, upkeep, and asset preservation activities in 11 counties in south-central Oklahoma.

Malave’s career with …

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Slide Repairs Highlight Mississippi DOT Projects in Western Mississippi

YAZOO CITY, MS — Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintenance projects in western Mississippi.

Slide Repairs in Warren and Yazoo Counties
Many areas of central Mississippi encountered heavy rainfall throughout the month of February, resulting in pavement failure on …
Louisiana DOTD Director of Ports Named President of the American Society of Civil Engineers Baton Rouge Branch

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), Office of Multimodal Commerce’s Director of Ports, Mary Bourgoyne, PE, has been appointed as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Baton Rouge Branch.

Bourgoyne, who previously served as the ASCE President-Elect, will serve …

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Fugro’s Five-Year Geotechnical Engineering Services Contract for Louisiana DOTD Supports Roadway and Bridge Design

BATON ROUGE, LA — Fugro has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to provide statewide geotechnical engineering services. The contract, which runs from July 2020 to July 2025, was issued by DOTD’s Engineering Division to support roadway …

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Howland and Mitchell Named to Key Oklahoma DOT Positions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two key positions have been filled in central and north-central Oklahoma for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). Rick Howland has been chosen to oversee construction and maintenance activities in the Oklahoma City metro and Matthew Mitchell has been selected to oversee the department's construction activities …

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Davis Named Oklahoma DOT Director of Operations; Wilkinson Selected for Division 3 Leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two members of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's (ODOT) leadership are set to continue their impact on transportation in new positions. Shawn Davis joins ODOT as Director of Operations and will lead the field divisions as they conduct construction and maintenance projects across the state. …

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Louisiana DOTD’s Kalivoda Wins Prestigious National Award

BATON ROUGE, LA — Eric Kalivoda, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), was recently announced as the recipient of the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award. The award is the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) top award and is …

USDOT Awards Louisiana $5M in Quick Release Emergency Relief Funding

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces the immediate availability of $5 million in quick release Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help Louisiana begin repairs to highways and bridges damaged by Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco.

“This administration is committed …

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$74M in Contracts Awarded at August Virtual Oklahoma Transportation Commission Meeting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include consideration of a proposal to adjust maximum speed limits on rural interstates, presentation of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) annual safety awards, updates on a modernization initiative, and commission approval of an …

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Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Two Rural Bridge Replacement Projects in Northwest Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that two projects to replace three rural bridges in Bienville and Red River Parishes are moving forward.

The $2.2-million LA 507 bridge project located northeast of the village of Womack in Red River Parish is being funded as part …

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Arkansas DOT Widens Highway 65 Through Boone and Newton Counties

Highway 65 is viewed as a major north-south route in Northern Arkansas. The historic Highway 65 begins in Clayton, Louisiana, and runs through Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, and concludes in Minnesota. The purpose of the highway – which was created in 1926 and designated as a national highway – was to …

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Mississippi DOT Continues Projects on Highways and Bridges in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues preservation and maintenance projects on highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi.

State Route 76 Construction in Itawamba County
An $81-million project is under construction to build a nearly nine-mile extension of State Route 76 in Itawamba County. Crews are currently …
U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Louisiana DOTD Secretary Wilson Receives Trailblazer of the Year Award from ARTBA

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. was recently honored with the 2020 Trailblazer of the Year award from the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) at the 32nd Annual P3s in Transportation Virtual Conference.

The award is …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $43M in Contracts, Announces New Interchange Coming to I-40 in Yukon

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission recently held a video teleconference meeting where Secretary of Transportation and ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz reported on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) ongoing effort to improve public transit services by seeking stakeholder input on a transportation program for elderly …

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Louisiana DOTD Provides Update on Spring Street Bridge Repair Project in Downtown Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Spring Street Bridge (LA 1 northbound) repair project from I-20 into downtown Shreveport continues to move forward. The contractor will soon begin installing piles for the repairs to the overpass. The 83-year-old structure was significantly damaged …

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Oklahoma DOT Brings a Diverging Diamond to Elk City

Located in Western Oklahoma, approximately 50 miles from the border with Texas is Elk City, Oklahoma. The city, which is off of the famous Route 66, has a population of approximately 11,500. While the historic route no longer exists in its original form, there is still significant traffic in this …

Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards 18 Contracts Throughout State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission at a recent meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 18 projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure across the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi a …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Recognized by AASHTO for Helping Communities Grow

JACKSON, MS — Two Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects are featured in a national publication showing the benefits of transportation and infrastructure programs.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) featured Interstate 269 in DeSoto County and State Route 25 in Rankin County in its “The …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Completion of St. Claude Group A Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials to mark the completion of the $3.8-million St. Claude Group A roadwork project.

“We are pushing forward with infrastructure projects across the city, and the completion of the St. Claude Group A project is a perfect example of continuing …

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Brown Chosen to Lead Oklahoma DOT's Division Three

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Ron Brown was named Division Engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Division Three, based in Ada. Brown will manage the construction and maintenance of interstates and highways as well as other transportation-related projects in 11 counties in south-central Oklahoma.

Most recently, Brown served …

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Louisiana DOTD Slims Government Street in East Baton Rouge Parish for Better Pedestrian Access

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (La DOTD) is changing the configuration of Government Street in East Baton Rouge Parish to reduce the number of lanes, called a “road diet,” to improve safety and traffic flow.

“The major reason is to make the road more pedestrian friendly in this …

Arkansas DOT Receives Federal Grant for Highway Project

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has been named a recipient of an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to ARDOT officials.

The $40-million INFRA grant will be used to complete improvements to U.S. Highway 67 between …

Mayor Cantrell Marks Beginning of NOFD Multi-Station Project Phase 1

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor Cantrell recently joined other city officials to celebrate the beginning of the $1.5-million New Orleans Fire Department Multi-Station Project Phase 1, which will repair and renovate 10 fire stations across New Orleans.

"We are excited to be able to roll up our sleeves and put …

Mayor Cantrell, Officials Break Ground on $25M Criminal Evidence and Processing Facility

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials to mark the groundbreaking for the $25-million Criminal Evidence and Processing Facility, next to New Orleans Police Department headquarters in Mid-City.

“This is an exciting project, and one we have been waiting for a mighty long time," Cantrell said. …

USDOT Announces up to a $120.1M Loan for the Gilcrease Expressway West Project in Tulsa, Oklahoma

TULSA, OK — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide up to a $120.1-million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) to help finance the Gilcrease Expressway West Project in Oklahoma. …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $83M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent video teleconference meeting include announcement of Work Zone Safety Awareness activities in May and updates on the impact of COVID-19 on travel and Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) operations. The commission awarded contracts for highway projects on SH-85A …

Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards 14 Contracts Throughout State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission at a recent meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 14 projects, which will maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure of the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi …

Mississippi DOT Begins Four-Lane Highway Project in Itawamba County

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently began construction on a new four-lane segment of State Route 76 in Itawamba County. The project is a nearly nine-mile extension of SR 76 from SR 23 to SR 25. Crews began clearing right-of-way on Martin Road, about a half …

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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 District Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 7 in McComb, Mississippi.

MDOT’s Roadeos provide employees with an opportunity to sharpen their skills of vehicle handling, trailer maneuvering, and heavy equipment precision. Operators are able to improve their techniques …

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New Orleans Mayor Breaks Ground on $7M Navarre Group A Project

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined officials and partners to break ground on the $7-million Navarre Group A road improvement project.

"We are showing that in 2020 we are moving projects forward as it relates to infrastructure, from repaving roads to fixing potholes to drainage to sewer lines, …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Announces Upcoming Work on I-40 Corridor, $102M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include updates on major upcoming I-40 work in Del City and installation of new welcome signs at state border entrances, as well as presentation of an award from a national beautification organization recognizing the Oklahoma Department of …

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Lange Selected as Oklahoma DOT Human Resources Director

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Scott Lange was recently named Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Human Resources Director. Lange has more than 34 years of human resources experience and has been with ODOT for six years.

Lange started at the department as a Human Resources Program Manager in March 2014. He …

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Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to proceed on projects underway to preserve and maintain highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi.

U.S. Highway 82 Interchage Improvements in Lowndes County
The $4.8-million project to improve U.S. Highway 82 interchanges at 18th Avenue and Military Road continues in …
Louisiana DOTD Announces $45.9M in Bid Results for Statewide Projects

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that 15 projects around the state were let on March 11. Twelve contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $45.9 million.

“We’ve had to close quite a few bridges in our state in recent years, so we’re thrilled …

Transportation Commission Awards Contracts Throughout Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will oversee the nine projects.

The awarded contracts for the Southern Transportation District were:

  • A $2.2-million contract awarded to W.E. Blain & Sons, Inc. for a seven-mile mill and overlay …

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Louisiana DOTD to Lower US 80 Under I-20 Near Minden

MINDEN, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to lower US 80 at the I-20 overpass west of Minden in Webster Parish.

The $2.5-million project will lower the height of the roadway approximately 3.5 feet in the westbound direction and four feet in the …

Louisiana DOTD to Replace 60-Year-Old Bridge Over I-20 in Webster Parish

MINDEN, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to remove and replace the LA 532 overpass over I-20 just east of Minden in Webster Parish.

By providing a new overpass, the $8-million project will ensure continued access to the businesses and surrounding communities for …

Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Opening of Central City Library in Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials and community leaders and partners to celebrate the opening of the Central City Library location inside the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center as well as to dedicate the Carolyn Green Ford Head Start Center as part of the Central …

DOTD Announces the Replacement of Three Bridges in Red River and Bienville Parishes

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the replacement of three bridges through two different state projects in Red River and Bienville Parishes.

The LA 507 bridge between Womack and Castor in Red River Parish was closed last year after it was determined to no …

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Mississippi DOT Crews Respond to Severe Weather Across Central Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — Following heavy rainfall across the central part of the state, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) first responders were on the scene to ensure Mississippi highways were safe and open for travel.

“MDOT maintenance forces worked through the night to safely reopen a portion of State Route 16 …

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Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on Pines Village Group A Improvements

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell joins local officials and residents to celebrate the beginning of the Pines Village Group A work near the border of New Orleans East and Gentilly.

The scope of work varies block by block, but includes:

  • Repaving the asphalt roadway from curb-to-curb
  • Patching the …

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Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on Read East Group B Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell joins other officials in breaking ground on the $3.6-million Read East Group B roadwork project. About $950,000 of the project will come from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.

Mayor Cantrell was joined by Ghassan Korban, Executive Director of Sewerage & …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $144M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include reports on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) ongoing effort to get public input on the state’s first transit plan and future interstate projects in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as an update on …

Gov. Edwards, Allpax Announce Manufacturing Expansion in St. Tammany Parish

COVINGTON, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and Allpax Products LLC Executive Eric Hanrahan announce the company will build an 80,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing center in St. Tammany Parish, replacing existing facilities where the food and pharmaceutical equipment maker has operated for more than two decades. …

Mississippi Transportation Commission Awards Contracts Throughout State

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 17 projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure of the state.

“These projects will make our highways safer and make Mississippi a better place to …

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Mississippi Transportation Commission Designates Lottery Proceeds for Pavement Restoration

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently designated the first $30 million of lottery proceeds for pavement restoration projects.

The commission, which oversees the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), adopted the policy to guide MDOT in anticipation of revenue from the Alyce G. Clark Mississippi Lottery Law.

“The first …

Bennett Retires, Tudor Named Arkansas DOT Director

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Highway Commission has named Lorie Harris Tudor as Director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT). The commission made the announcement following a special meeting. Tudor will succeed Scott Bennett, who announced his retirement effective March 20, 2020.

“I’ve had a great career …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Project Updates on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Rehabilitation Project, U.S. 11 Bridge Closure

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the latest update for a rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin Parish from the Whiskey Bay exit to mile marker 125 and an update for …

Louisiana DOTD Looks Back on 2019 Accomplishments

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) looks back on its accomplishments for 2019. From January 1 through November 30, a total of 253 projects consisting of 745 miles were let around the state, equaling an investment of $914 million. By the end of the …

Louisiana DOTD Secretary Wilson Announces Additional Executive Staff Members

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. announces two new additions to his executive staff. Deidre Deculus Robert has been named as Executive Counsel, and Joshua McNemar has been named as Assistant to Secretary for policy and governmental affairs.

Robert brings …

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Mayor Cantrell, State and Local Leaders Celebrate Marconi Drive Roadwork Completion

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined state and local officials and partners to celebrate the completion of the nearly $3 million of roadwork improvements on Marconi Drive along City Park and Orleans Avenue along and near Delgado Community College. This federally funded project, administered through the Louisiana …

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Oklahoma DOT Bridge Project Honored with Industry Award, $94.5M in Contracts Awarded

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include presentation of two awards to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and updates on transportation happenings in Washington, D.C. affecting federal funding and public transit programs. Contracts were awarded for projects on SH-4 in Canadian County, …

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Mississippi DOT Highway Projects Proceed in Northeast Mississippi

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has projects underway to preserve and maintain highways and bridges in northeast Mississippi, said Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District.

U.S. Highway 82 Interchange Improvements in Lowndes County
The $4.8 million project to improve U.S. Highway 82 interchanges at 18th …
Penn and Lowe Named to Head Two Oklahoma DOT Divisions

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Executive Director Tim Gatz recently added two new hires to the department.

Sarah Penn was named General Counsel for ODOT. Most recently, she served as the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) General Counsel.

Before she served as General Counsel …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Rehabilitation Project for I-20 Bridge over Mississippi River

BATON ROUGE, LA — A nearly 50-year-old major interstate crossing over the Mississippi River will soon be receiving a face lift and modern structural improvements, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

The project to rehabilitate the two-mile-long I-20 bridge over the Mississippi River in Madison Parish …

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Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Replace Two Bridges on US 80 over Fifi Bayou in Bossier Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to replace two bridges on US 80 over Fifi Bayou in Bossier Parish.

The $4.2-million project was awarded to Specialty Trackhoe & Dozer Service, Inc. and will include the replacement of both the eastbound and …

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Mississippi DOT Completes I-20 Bridge Rehabilitation Ahead of Schedule

JACKSON, MS — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews completed the I-20 eastbound hydro-demolition bridge rehabilitation a day ahead of schedule.

The eastbound I-20 bridge over Lynch Creek in Jackson was scheduled to be closed, but crews were able to complete the deck pour and finish striping efforts, allowing the …

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Mississippi DOT Road Projects Move Forward in Southwest Mississippi

MCCOMB, MS — Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District, announces 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 Railroad continues in McComb.

“This bridge …

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Gov. Edwards, Louisiana DOTD Celebrate Bridge Replacement

MINDEN, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards joined the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, along with a number of state and local officials, to celebrate the completion of a bridge replacement on US 80 near Minden in Webster Parish.

This replacement work was …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Completion of Bourbon Street Revitalization, Phase 2

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other city officials and community partners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $9.5-million Bourbon Street Revitalization, Phase 2 project in the French Quarter. The project began in September 2018 and spans the 500-800 blocks of Bourbon Street …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Awards $82M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include details about changes to the state’s "Move Over" law, an update on ongoing interstate speed studies and recap of a recent meeting of bicycle advocates at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and groundbreaking of a …

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Graham Named District 3 Engineer for Mississippi DOT

YAZOO CITY, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces a leadership change in District 3.

Durwood P. Graham has been named District 3 District Engineer following Kevin Magee’s retirement. Before becoming District Engineer, Graham served as the Assistant District Engineer, Construction Operations.

Graham was hired by the …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Improve I-20 in Bossier, Webster and Bienville Parishes

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a project to improve I-20 through Bossier, Webster and Bienville Parishes.

The $14.4-million project was awarded to Madden Contracting Co., and will mill and overlay the interstate from the US 80 overpass just east of Haughton …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $900M Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

“The administration is targeting BUILD Transportation …

Commissioner Dick Hall Announces Updates to Mississippi DOT Projects Throughout the Delta Region

YAZOO, MS — Commissioner Dick Hall, Chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission announces 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 …

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Eight-Year Construction Work Plan Guides Oklahoma DOT Toward Highway Improvements

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — With more than a decade and a half of improvements on Oklahoma’s highways and interstates under its belt, this year’s updated Eight-Year Construction Work Plan is paired with newly refined goals to further address the most critical issues affecting drivers every day.

Two complete cycles of …

Mississippi DOT Bridge Projects Ongoing in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridge maintenance projects in Northwest Mississippi.

Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement in Tate County

A project to replace two overpasses at Exit 271 near Coldwater continues in Tate County. Both the northbound …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Project to Improve and Widen I-10 in Calcasieu Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to improve capacity and the roadway on I-10 in Calcasieu Parish. The $45.5-million project was awarded to Gilchrist Construction and stretches from just west of the LA 108 interchange (Exit 23) to the I-210 interchange (Exit …

Arkansas DOT Official Receives National Recognition

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) presented major awards to three prominent transportation leaders for exceptional service and innovation during a special ceremony at the organization’s annual meeting, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Lorie Tudor, the Deputy Director …

Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Groundbreaking for Mid-City Group A Road Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently celebrated the breaking of ground for the $6.56-million Mid-City Group A road-work improvement project.

"The needs are great in our city,” Cantrell said. “We have been very much concerned about flooding in areas of Mid-City that we're seeing due to increased rainfall, …

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Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on Breakwater Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined neighborhood leaders to help break ground on the $5-million Breakwater Drive Improvements Project near the Lakefront. She was joined by Ramsey Green, Deputy CAO for Infrastructure; District D City Councilmember Jared Brossett, Chair of the Budget Committee; Kerry Cuccia, West End …

USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

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Louisiana DOTD Signs Contract, Issues Notice to Proceed for Loyola Interchange Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. announces another major milestone in the Loyola Interchange Project, which will create new entrance and exit ramps into the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Jefferson Parish.

The contract with Gilchrist Construction Company …

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Award Recipients Announced for Transportation Alternatives Program, Recreational Trails Program

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Arkansas Department of Transportation announces the award recipients for its Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for 2019.

The Transportation Alternatives Program provides funding for programs and projects defined as “transportation alternatives” for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of transportation. It …

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Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on $4.5M Filmore South Group A Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other elected officials and local leaders to break ground on the $4.5-million Filmore South Group A roadwork project in District D — the first of four projects scheduled in the Filmore South area, worth a total of approximately $25 million. Work …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Multiple Roadwork Projects in Village De L'est

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials and community leaders to break ground for the $4.7-million Village De L'est Group B road-improvement project — the second of three projects that will improve infrastructure in the New Orleans East neighborhood.

"There's so many things that fall under …

Mayor Cantrell Breaks Ground on $14M Little Woods Group A Roadwork Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined state and local leaders to mark the beginning of the $14-million Little Woods Group A roadwork project — the first of three projects in the New Orleans East neighborhood representing $27 million worth of infrastructure investment in Little Woods and more …

Louisiana DOTD Releases Project Update on US 11 Bridge Closure

SLIDELL, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the latest update on the U.S. 11 Bridge closure between Slidell and New Orleans. Crews are currently working on structural repairs to the bridge deck, as well as painting on the north and south side of the moveable …

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Mississippi DOT State Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

TUPELO, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held the 2019 State Equipment Operators Roadeo in Biloxi, Mississippi. Each spring, MDOT hosts the Equipment Operators Roadeo in each of its six districts. The top operators from the district roadeos compete in the state event.

Focusing on safety, efficiency …

Louisiana DOTD Secretary Wilson Announces Magri to Executive Staff as Assistant Secretary

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announces that Daniel Magri has been appointed as a new member to his executive staff. Magri will serve as the next Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, which oversees public transportation, data …

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Oklahoma DOT Promotes Sullivan, Angier and January

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Two women are making an impact on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) by being named the first females in two top senior staff positions. Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz named Dawn Sullivan as Deputy Director and Terri Angier to the newly created position of Interagency …

USDOT Announces $321.4M for Federal Lands and Tribal Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration announces recipients of $321.4 million in Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) grants. These are the first grants awarded under the program and will help build and repair roads and bridges that serve tribal or …

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Gov. Edwards, Local Leaders Break Ground on I-20/I-220 BAFB Interchange Project

BOSSIER CITY, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently joined the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. and local and state leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the I-20/I-220 Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB) Interchange project in Bossier City. The $71.8-million …

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Arkansas DOT’s District Seven Employees Receive Director’s Diamond Award

CAMDEN, AR — More than 50 employees of the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s (ARDOT) District Seven received the Director’s Diamond Award for their diligent work and quick restoration of U.S. Highway 278 in Ouachita County.

Around 6:45 a.m. on March 27, a tractor trailer transporting ammonium nitrate on U.S. …

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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates Completion of South Galvez Street Infrastructure Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined officials and partners in marking the completion of the South Galvez Street Infrastructure Project. The project, which cost $5.4 million to complete, runs from Toledano Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. It was designed in accordance with the City of …

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Williams Named Oklahoma DOT Local Government Division Engineer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Shelly Williams was recently named the Local Government Division Engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. She will be responsible for all interactions and projects partnered with local governments, including county roads and bridges, sidewalks and bicycle paths. This position also implements the County Improvements …

City of New Orleans, Dillard University Celebrate Completion of Stormwater Management Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor Cantrell, along with Dillard University administrators and city, state and federal officials, recently celebrated the completion of large-scale drainage improvements on Dillard’s campus, funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

The $6.5-million Dillard University Drainage Improvement Project was funded …

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Mayor Cantrell, State and Local Leaders Celebrate Completion of Fleur de Lis Drive Phase III Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined local and state leaders to celebrate the completion of a road improvement project along Fleur de Lis Drive between 30th Street and Old Hammond Highway. The $12-million project was constructed by Command Construction Industries, LLC, and the scope of work …

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Mississippi DOT District 5, District 6 Equipment Operators Roadeo Winners Announced

NEWTON, MS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently held its annual District Equipment Operators Roadeo at the MDOT District 5 Headquarters in Newton and the District Equipment Operators Roadeo for District 6 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg.

Focusing on efficiency and skill, MDOT’s roadeos provide …

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Oklahoma DOT Names Taylor Chief Engineer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Brian Taylor has been named the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Chief Engineer. The announcement was made at an Oklahoma Transportation Commission meeting. In this senior staff position, Taylor will oversee all statewide engineering and operations activities. He replaces Casey Shell who retired in 2018. …

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Gatz Appointed New ODOT Executive Director, Patterson to Retire

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission announces the appointment of Tim Gatz as the new Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, following a unanimous vote at a recent meeting. Gatz currently serves as the Secretary of Transportation and the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Turnpike …

Mississippi DOT Projects Continue in Northwest Mississippi

BATESVILLE, MS — Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District, announces updates to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects in Northwest Mississippi.

Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement in Tate County
A project to replace two overpasses at Exit 271 near Coldwater continues in Tate County. The existing northbound I-55 bridge over …

Louisiana DOTD Announces Bid Results for Statewide Projects

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces 24 projects around the state, highlighted by the $13.6-million new interchange at Pecue Lane in Baton Rouge. Seventeen contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $58 million.

“We’re thrilled to announce the letting of 24 new projects across …

Transportation Commission Awards Contracts for Projects in Central Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently awarded construction contracts for construction and maintenance projects in Central Mississippi.

“The nature of these projects shows the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) continued shift from new construction and capacity upgrades to system preservation and maintenance,” said Commissioner Dick Hall, …

City of New Orleans Now More Than 50 Percent Complete with Bourbon Phase 2 Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works and Sewerage & Water Board and Hard Rock Construction, LLC are on schedule and now more than 50 percent complete with the Bourbon Phase 2 project.

Before beginning Phase 2 construction in September 2018, the project …

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U.S. DOT Announces $10M for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads in Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces the immediate availability of $10 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by flooding and landslides in Tennessee. The funds were approved shortly after being requested …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …