Transportation commission awards contracts including one in Union County

March 19th, 2020     Government & Politics

The Mississippi Transportation Commission at its March 10 meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi.

One will be in the New Albany area, on I-22.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will oversee the nine 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.”

The awarded contracts for the Northern Transportation District were:

  • An $81 million contract was awarded to Eutaw Construction Company, Inc., of Aberdeen, for construction of a nearly nine-mile extension of State Route 76, also known asAppalachian Development Highway System Corridor V, in Itawamba County.
  • A $5.1 million contract was awarded to APAC-Mississippi for a four-mile mill and overlay project on Interstate 22 from approximately seven miles east of the Benton County line to State Route 30 in Union County.
  • A $10.5 million contract was awarded to APAC-Mississippi for an eight-mile mill and overlay project on I-22 from the Lee County line to State Route 25 in Itawamba County.
  • A $5.7 million contract was awarded to APAC-Mississippi for an eight-mile mill and overlay project on U.S. Highway 82 from Catapala Creek to U.S. Highway 45 in Lowndes County.
  • A $7.8 million contract was awarded to Tanner Construction Company, Inc., of Laurel, for construction of an interchange on Interstate 269/State Route 304 at McIngvale Road in DeSoto County.
  • A $1.8 million contract was awarded to Lehman-Roberts Company, of Memphis, for a resurfacing project on Interstate 55 from State Route 6 to State Route 35 in Panola 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.

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