MDOT awards road contracts in Northern District

February 27th, 2020     Government & Politics

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Transportation Commission at its February 11 meeting 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 live and work,” said Melinda McGrath, P.E. “All of our projects, whether pavement overlays or bridge replacements, help ensure the businesses and people of Mississippi have efficient and reliable infrastructure for travel and transport of goods and services.”

Commissioner Tom King, Chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission, said, “These projects will help MDOT continue to provide safe and reliable transportation to Mississippi’s traveling public. A robust transportation network is vital for economic development.”

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

The awarded contracts for the Northern Transportation District were:

  • A $2.4 million contract was awarded to Southern Road & Bridge, LLC, of Tarpon Springs, FL, for a bridge preservation project on U.S. Highway 45 in Alcorn County.
  • A $5.7 million contract was awarded to APAC-Mississippi for a five-mile mill and overlay project on Interstate 22 from State Route 178 and U.S. 45 in Lee County. The project also includes bridge preservation at four sites.
  • A $7.7 million contract was awarded to Lehman-Roberts Company, Inc., of Memphis, TN, for a 20-mile mill and overlay project on U.S. Highway 278 in Coahoma and Quitman counties.
  • A $4.6 million contract was awarded to Double T Construction, LLC, of Holly Springs, for an eight-mile mill and overlay project on State Route 302 beginning at from State Route 309 to U.S. Highway 72 in Marshall County.
  • A $10.8 million contract was awarded to Lehman Roberts for a nearly 16-mile mill and overlay project along U.S. 278 from the Panola County line to Busbyville in Lafayette 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

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

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