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Traffic AlertCentral2237Scott, JasonMDOT continues work on a slide repair project on Interstate 220 in Madison County.

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).   

WHAT:        Lane and ramp closure. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app or call Mississippi 511.

WHEN:        Saturday, September 23 – 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

                    Monday, September 25, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 26.

                    Tuesday, September 26, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday, September 27.  

WHERE:      Left lane of the I-220 ramp to I-55 northbound in Madison County.

WHY:          Crews will be excavating dirt as part of the slide project being performed.

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

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

9/22/2017 3:31 PMTraffic Advisory: I-220 lane closure scheduled in Madison County
  
Traffic AlertCentral2236Scott, JasonMDOT will begin a bridge replacement project on State Route 19 in Lauderdale County.

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).   

WHAT:        Traffic pattern change. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app or call Mississippi 511.

WHEN:        Beginning Monday, September 25. MDOT anticipates the project to be complete in late spring 2018.                                             

WHERE:      State Route 19 S between State Route 496 and the Alabama state line in Lauderdale County.  

WHY:          Crews will begin demolition of the old bridge and reconstruction of a new bridge.

HOW:          Traffic will be on a new alignment over a detour bridge to allow the old bridge to be demolished. Advanced warning signs will be in place. Motorists are reminded to be on high alert for roadside workers during this closure. Learn how to navigate a highway work zone safely, as well as other safe driving tips at GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms

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

9/22/2017 3:00 PMTraffic Advisory: State Route 19 bridge replacement set to begin in Lauderdale County
  
Traffic AlertNorthern2235Scott, JasonMDOT will close ramps at the U.S. Highway 45 and Brewer Road Interchange in Lee County as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).   

WHAT:        Ramp closures. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app or call Mississippi 511.

WHEN:        The U.S. Highway 45 southbound on-ramp and southbound off ramp will be closed from 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, until 6 a.m. on Monday, September 25.

                    The U.S. Highway 45 southbound exit ramp and northbound on-ramp will be closed from 6 p.m. Monday, September 25, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 26.                                    

WHERE:      U.S. Highway 45 and Brewer Road Interchange in Lee County.  

WHY:          This work is part of a pavement rehabilitation project on U.S. Highway 45.

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

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

 

9/22/2017 2:52 PMTraffic Advisory: U.S. 45 ramp closures scheduled in Lee County
  
Traffic AlertCentral2234Scott, JasonCrews will be making repairs to the bridge rail and deck on the I-55 bridge at the Waterworks curve in Hinds County.

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).   

WHAT:        Lane closures. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app or call Mississippi 511.

WHEN:        Today at 10 p.m. until Monday, September 25, at 6 a.m.                  

WHERE:      Center and left lanes of Interstate 55 northbound over Laurel Street (Waterworks curve) in Hinds County.

WHY:          Crews will be making repairs to the bridge rail and deck.  

HOW:          The center lane will be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day. The left lane will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, September 22 until 6 a.m. Monday, September 25.

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

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

9/22/2017 7:55 AMTraffic Advisory: Temporary lane closures on I-55 in Hinds County
  
Traffic AlertNorthern2233Scott, JasonCrews will be constructing the tie-ins between the old road and the new alignment of Eagle’s Nest Road that is currently under construction.

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).   

WHAT:        Road closed. The road is anticipated to remain closed for 30 days. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app or call Mississippi 511.

WHEN:        Beginning Monday, September 25.                                                 

WHERE:      Eagle’s Nest Road at the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 in Coahoma County. U.S. Highway 61 will not be closed.  

WHY:          Crews will be constructing the tie-ins between the old road and the new alignment of Eagle’s Nest Road that is currently under construction.  

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

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

9/21/2017 3:28 PMTraffic Advisory: Eagle’s Nest Road closure scheduled in Coahoma County
  
Select...Northern2232Scott, JasonMarine highways are navigable waterways that have been designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and have the ability to provide additional capacity to relieve congested landside routes serving freight and passenger movement.

Tupelo, Miss. – When asked to describe a highway most people will tend to describe a roadway that they drive their automobile on. But, did you know that there are other types of highways?

 

“America’s Marine Highway System consists of the nation’s navigable waterways,” said Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert. “These waterways play an important role in the logistics, safety and economic development of our state, and our nation.”

 

Marine highways are navigable waterways that have been designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and have the ability to provide additional capacity to relieve congested landside routes serving freight and passenger movement.

 

“Each marine highway has a corridor designation that reflects the congested landside route it parallels,” Tagert said.

 

In Mississippi, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is designated as M-65 because it is parallel to Interstate 65 in Alabama. The Mississippi River is designated as M-55 because of its relationship to Interstate 55.

 

“These marine highway designations are important because they provide ways for goods and services to be moved from Mississippi throughout the region, and even internationally,” Tagert said. “Marine highways also reduce the number of heavy commercial vehicles traveling on our highways, which also increases safety for the traveling public.”

 

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has installed signs throughout the state to show the marine highway designations of these navigable waterways. Motorists will notice the M-65 signs in northeast Mississippi at four Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Crossings: U.S. Highway 72, U.S. Highway 45, U.S. Highway 82 and Interstate 22.

 

Additionally, signs for M-55 will be installed at four Mississippi River crossings throughout the state.

 

For more information, visit GoMDOT.com.

 

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PHOTO LINK: Installed Marine Highway Signs

 

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

9/21/2017 3:22 PMMarine highways – what are they? (PHOTO LINK PROVIDED)
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