This is a news release from The Mississippi Department of Transportation.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)'s Transportation Commissioner Tom King announces the following summary of projects currently underway in South Mississippi's fourteen counties located in MDOT's District Six.
Work began in January to resurface nine miles of U.S. Highway 98 in Greene County, from Highway 57 to the George County Line. The $4 million project was awarded to Warren Paving, Inc. Work on the project is scheduled for completion by May 2015.
2-Highway 42 Signal Installation Project, Forrest County:
Work is nearing completion on a project to install traffic signals along Highway 42 at the intersections of Corinth Road and Sunrise/Macedonia Roads in Forrest County. Work included the installation of equipment on all the signals along Highway 42 between the intersections of Monroe Road and Macedonia/Sunrise Roads to allow for coordination of traffic movements. The $382,000 project was awarded to Powell Construction Services in Vancleave. The project is scheduled for completion in March 2015.
3-Interstate 59 Bridge Widening Project, Pearl River, Forrest, & Lamar Counties:
Work began in 2014 on a project to widen five bridges along Interstate 59 in Pearl River, Forrest, and Lamar Counties. Three others will have rails repaired. Key, LLC was awarded the $8.9 million design-build project. Along with improving the day to day travel for motorists using these eight bridges, in the event of hurricane contraflow, the bridges will now allow assess for critical emergency services. Final completion is scheduled for by July 2015.
Work began in 2014 to resurface 13 miles of Interstate 59 from the Jones/Jasper County line to Vossburg. The $16.6 million project was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders, LLC. The project includes resurfacing I-59 with a treated surface to improve driver visibility and traction during wet conditions. Work will include repairing some drainage structures throughout the project. Work is scheduled to be completed by May 2015.
5-Interstate 10 /110 Interchange Improvements, Harrison County (Phase 1):
Work began in 2013 on the I-10 and I-110 interchange improvement project in Harrison County. The project includes the construction of new interchanges at D'Iberville Boulevard and Lamey Bridge Road, the realignment of the I-110/I-10 loops, and the installation of auxiliary traffic lanes to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for motorists entering and exiting the interstate. Work is underway to complete construction of the D'Iberville Blvd. Bridge, which is the centerpiece of the new Diverging Diamond Interchange. Phase I of the project was awarded to Gulf Equipment Corporation of Theodore, Alabama for $29.7 million. Work is scheduled for completion by August 2015.
6-Interstate 10 / 110 Interchange Improvements, Harrison County (Phase II):
Work began in March on a second major highway improvement project in the I-10/I-110 area of D'Iberville. The project will provide access to and from Big Ridge Road and I-110. This second phase of improvements will be conducted concurrently with Phase I (listed directly above). Both projects will ultimately provide the public with more options to navigate through and around D'Iberville. Phase II of the project was awarded to Mallette Brothers Construction of Gautier, MS for $11.4 million. Work is underway to rebuild the Big Ridge Road Bridge over I-110. Access ramps and drainage features are being constructed concurrently with the bridge. The project is scheduled for completion by August 2015.
7-Highway 607 Reconstruction and Expansion Project, Hancock County: Work has begun on the second phase of a project that began in 2013 to four-lane Highway 607 from Texas Flat Road to Interstate 59. The project was awarded to TCB Construction Company of Poplarville for $15.2 million. The current phase of work involves converting the current roadway into two northbound lanes; the southbound lanes have been completed and open to traffic. The project will provide a four-lane north to south corridor in Hancock County, allowing hurricane evacuation to Interstate 59. Work is scheduled for completion by fall of 2015.
Work began in March on the second and final phase of a comprehensive highway reconstruction project along Highway 611 in Jackson County. Mallette Brothers Construction of Gautier was awarded the $13.6 million project. The project involves widening Highway 611 to five lanes from Old Mobile Highway to the end of the route near the Chevron Refinery, railroad crossing replacements, as well as relocation and reconstruction of several intersections. The highway is being widened on each side in phases, and motorists can expect intermittent one-lane traffic during construction. The Mississippi Development Authority awarded Jackson County with the $35 million two phase project. Construction is scheduled for completion by October 2015.
9-U.S. Highway 49 Bridge Replacement Project, Harrison County:
Work is continuing on a bridge replacement project that began in 2012 along U.S. Highway 49 over Little Biloxi River in Harrison County. Tanner Construction Company, Inc. of Ellisville, MS was awarded the $6.8 million project. Work is scheduled for completion by April 2015.