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MDOT’s District Six in South Mississippi offers November 2015 project update list

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This is a news release from MDOT

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)’s Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King announces the following summary of projects currently underway in South Mississippi’s fourteen counties located in MDOT’s District Six. 
 
1-U.S. Highway 11 Bridge Improvement Project, Jones County:
Work was recently completed on a bridge improvement project on U.S. Highway 11 between Interstate 59 (Exit 93) and Don Curt Boulevard in Laurel. The $595,000 project was awarded to Key LLC.  Work included widening the bridge and making improvements to the existing structure. By utilizing components of the existing bridge and careful planning the sequence of construction, MDOT was able to complete the project in less than two weeks, minimizing the impact to motorists.
 
2- Highway 198 Bridge Replacement Project, George County:
Work began in October on a bridge replacement project over Rocky Creek on Highway 198 in George County. The $2.43 million project was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company.  Work on the project includes removing the existing bridge and constructing a new bridge that meets current design standards. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes along Highway 98 while Highway 198 is closed for construction (the roadway will be closed until the project has been completed.) Work is scheduled for completion by July 2016. 

3-Highway 26 Resurfacing Project, George County:
Work began in October to resurface nine miles of Highway 26 from the Pascagoula River Bridge to Highway 63 in George County.  The $1.72 million project was awarded to Warren Paving.  Work is scheduled for completion by December 2015.
 
4-Highway 603 Resurfacing Project,  Hancock County:
Work began in September to widen and resurface State Route 603 from Highway 43 to Dummyline Road in Hancock County.  The $2.7 million project was awarded to Huey Stockstill.  Work is scheduled for completion by May 2016.

5- U.S. Highway 11 Resurfacing Project, Pearl River County:
Work was recently completed on a resurfacing project along U.S. Highway 11 from Lakeshore Drive north six miles to South Apple Drive. The $1.74 million project was awarded to Huey Stockstill, Inc.

6- U.S Highway 11 Bridge Replacement Project, Clarke County:
Work began in September on a bridge replacement project along Highway 11 north of the Chunky River.  The $2.51 million project was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company.  Work is scheduled for completion by July 2016.
 
7-Highway 198 Resurfacing Project, George County:
Work was recently completed on a five mile resurfacing project along State Route 198 in Lucedale.  The $1.95 million project was awarded to Mallette Brothers and began just west of State Route 26, ending at U.S. Highway 98 in Lucedale. 
 
8-Highway 42 Bridge Replacement, Greene & Perry Counties:
Work began in August on a bridge replacement project along Highway 42 in Perry and Greene Counties.  The project was awarded to T.L. Wallace Construction Company for $6.26 million. The project involves replacing three bridges along Highway 42 at Piney Woods Creek, Sand Hill Creek, and Bee Tree Creek.  Clearing and grubbing is complete and earthwork is underway. Work is scheduled for completion by November 2016.
 
9-Highway 63 Traffic Signal Upgrades, Jackson County:  
Work began in September on a highway safety improvement project at the intersection of Highway 63 and 614 in Jackson County.  The $1.1 million project was awarded to Mallette Brothers Construction Company of Gautier, MS.  The project is designed to improve safety by upgrading storm drainage capacity, realigning turn lanes, and implementing a state of the art radar system that will reduce intersection collisions.  The project is scheduled for completion by June 2016.    
   
10-Highway 528 Bridge Replacement, Jasper County:
Work began in August on a bridge replacement project along Highway 528 over Bogue Homa Creek in Jasper County.  The project was awarded to Tanner Construction Company for $2.4 million.  The project consists of building a temporary detour road and bridge for traffic to use during the construction of the new bridge over Bogue Homa Creek.  Work on the project is scheduled for completion by June 2016.
 
11- Interstate 59 Resurfacing Project, Jones County:
Work is continuing on a project to resurface the roadway along Interstate 59 from Rocky Creek in Ellisville to the 13th Avenue Overpass in Laurel. Work involves placing an open-graded friction course of asphalt to improve visibility and drainage during rain.  The project was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders for $14.2 million. Work is scheduled for completion by April 2016.
 
12-Highway 53 Intersection Improvement Project, Harrison County:
Work began in April on an intersection improvement project along Highway 53 in Harrison County. The project was awarded to F & F Construction for $2.1 million. The project includes intersection improvements at Canal and County Farm Roads.  Along with roadway improvements, new signals are being installed at the two intersections. The project is scheduled to be completed by January 2016.
 
13-U.S. Highway 49 Reconstruction Project at Camp Shelby, Forrest County:
Work began in March on a roadway enhancement project involving 3.4 miles of U.S. Highway 49 from U.S. Highway 98 to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg. The project was awarded to TL Wallace Construction for $9.98 million. The project includes increasing shoulder widths in the median and along the outside of the roadway and redesigning the median crossovers to improve sight distance and drainage. ITS improvements are also a part of the project, allowing for traffic monitoring and collection of real time data.   Work on the project is scheduled for completion by November 2016.
 
14-Interstate 10 Reconstruction Project, Hancock County:
Work is continuing on a project to reconstruct Interstate 10 in Hancock County from the Louisiana state line extending 14 miles to Highway 603 in Hancock County.  The project was awarded to Warren Paving for $15.4 million. Work involved placing an open-graded friction course of asphalt to improve the visibility and drainage during rain. The section of roadway from Highway 43 to Diamondhead has been completed.  Work is scheduled to be completed by March 2016.
 
15-Interstate 10 /110 Interchange Improvements, Harrison County (Phase 1):
Work is nearing completion on the I-10 and I-110 interchange improvement project in Harrison County.   The project opened new interchanges at Galleria Parkway (formerly D’Iberville Boulevard) and Lamey Bridge Road, including Mississippi’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange.  New auxiliary traffic lanes have also been opened to reduce traffic congestion and increase safety for motorists entering and exiting the interstate.  A new type of asphalt mix has been installed on the I-10 throughout the project which is designed to be safer by eliminating pooling of rain water on the roadway during storm events.  Additional improvements are a part of the $30 million project, which was built by Gulf Equipment Corporation. 
 
16- Sign Truss Replacement Project, Forrest, Harrison, Jackson Counties:
Work is continuing on a sign truss replacement project in Forrest, Harrison and Jackson Counties. The $3.97 million project was awarded to Ozark Safety Services, LLC. Work is underway along Interstate 10 in Harrison and Jackson Counties, Interstate 110 in Harrison County, and Interstate 59 in Forrest County. Work on the project is scheduled for completion in August 2016.
 
17- Interstate 10 / 110 Interchange Improvements, Harrison County (Phase II):
Work is nearing completion on the second major highway improvement project in the Interstate 10/I-110 area of D’Iberville.  The new Popps Ferry Road Bridge (formerly Big Ridge Road) was recently opened to the public.  The five-lane bridge is part of a new half-diamond interchange that allows the travelling public additional access to and from I-110.  All major items of work have been completed and overall cleanup is all that remains is to complete the project.  Phase II of the project was awarded to Mallette Brothers Construction of Gautier, MS for $11.4 million.
 
18- Highway 607 Reconstruction and Expansion Project, Hancock County:
Work is nearing completion 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 for $15.2 million.    The project  provides a four-lane north to south corridor in Hancock County, allowing hurricane evacuation to Interstate 59.
 
19- U.S. Highway 90 / Highway 611 / Highway 63 Interchange Project (Phase Two), Jackson County:
Work continues on the second and final phase of a comprehensive highway reconstruction project along Highway 611 in Jackson County.  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 funds to Jackson County to build the two phase project.  Construction is scheduled for completion by February 2016.
 
20-Highway 537 Roadway Improvement Project, Jones County:
Work is nearing completion on a roadway improvement project along two miles of Highway 537 in Jones County.  The project was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders for $977,000.  This project consists of resurfacing and additional banking to enhance safety.  Sections of the roadway have been treated with a high friction stone embedded in an epoxy binder, referred to as high friction surface treatment to enhance roadway safety by increasing vehicle traction.   Work on the project is scheduled for completion by December 2015.

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