Transportation Commission awards projects throughout state

By SUBMITTED,

JACKSON, MISS. –The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) at its July 9 meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi.

There were two projects in the Southern District.

“These projects will help MDOT continue to provide safe and reliable transportation to Mississippi’s traveling public,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District.

The awarded contracts for the Southern District were:

A $1.8 million contract was awarded to T.L. Wallace Construction, Inc., of Columbia, for intersection improvements on U.S. Highway 49 at Fruitstand and Kelly Creek Road, Collins Industrial Park Road, and Oak Hill Boulevard in Covington County.

A $14.5 million contract was awarded to Barriere Construction Company, LLC, of Metairie, La., for reconstruction of U.S. Highway 11 from Cayten Street to Lakeshore Drive in Pearl River County.

There was one project in the Central District.

“Our number one priority at the Mississippi Department of Transportation is to keep the state of Mississippi safe,” said Commissioner Dick Hall, Central Transportation District.

The awarded contracts for the Central District were:

A $349,565 contract was awarded to Key, LLC, of Madison, for preventative maintenance on Interstate 20 at Springridge Road and on Interstate 55 at Siwell Road in Hinds County.

There were three projects in the Northern District.

“Safety is always MDOT’s top priority,” said Commissioner Mike Tagert, Northern Transportation District. “These projects will significantly increase the safety and mobility throughout North Mississippi.”

The awarded contracts for the Northern District were:

A $1 million contract was awarded to Cadamy Contracting, LLC, of Mooreville, for repairing eight slides on Interstate 22 and U.S. Highway 45 in Lee County.

A $396,607 contract was awarded to Phillips Contracting Company, Inc., of Columbus, for repairing four slides on I-22, State Route 9, and State Route 348 in Pontotoc and Union counties.

A $433,025 contract was awarded to J.M. Duncan, Inc., of Falkner, for repairing four slides on U.S. Highway 45 and State Route 30 in Prentiss County.

MDOT will release additional information regarding timelines and impacts to traffic prior to the start of construction.

MDOT will alert the traveling public prior to any changes in traffic.

Highway work zones present new traffic patterns and configurations that may be unfamiliar to some motorists. For information about how to navigate highway work zones safely, visit GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.

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