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Transportation commission awards contracts throughout state

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Mississippi Transportation Commission at its May 12 meeting awarded contracts for maintenance projects throughout Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will oversee the 14 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 Southern Transportation District were:

  • A $995,030 contract was awarded to Warren Paving, Inc., of Hattiesburg, for a 1-mile mill and overlay project on U.S. Highway 49 from U.S. Highway 90 to 28th Street in Harrison County.

  • A $1.6 million contract was awarded to Warren Paving for resurfacing projects along five miles of State Route 198 in Perry County and along two miles of SR 198 in Greene County.

“Our number one priority at MDOT is to keep the state of Mississippi safe,” said Commissioner Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District.

The awarded contracts for the Central Transportation District were:

  • A $1.3 million contract was awarded to Key, LLC, of Madison, for a bridge preservation project on Interstate 20 over Meridian Speedway in Hinds County.

  • A $3 million contract was awarded to W.E. Blain & Sons, Inc., of Mount Olive, for a mill and overlay project on I-20 from Pearson Road to Crossgates in Rankin County.

  • A $462,080 contract was awarded to Atwood Fence Company, Inc., of Kosciusko, for an overhead truss replacement on I-20 in Vicksburg in Warren County.

  • A $932,063 contract was awarded to W.E. Blain & Sons for a mill and overlay project on State Route 492 in Newton County.

  • A $1.6 million contract was awarded to APAC-Mississippi, Inc., of Richland, for a 2-mile mill and overlay project on U.S. Highway 51 from Dinkins Street to State Route 16 in Madison County.

  • A $2.1 million contract was awarded to APAC-Mississippi for a nearly 11-mile resurfacing project on U.S. 51 from near State Route 17 to Aldy Road in Holmes County.

  • A $1.8 million contract was awarded APAC-Mississippi for a 14-mile mill and overlay project on State Route 432 from SR 433 to I-55 in Yazoo County.

  • A $148,578 contract was awarded to Akca, LLC, of Plant City, Fla., for installation of raised pavement markers throughout District 5.

  • A $926,960 contract was awarded to Dickerson & Bowen, Inc., of Brookhaven, for a 2-mile mill and overlay project on State Route 467 from SR 22 to Utica Street in Hinds County.

“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 $13.8 million contract was awarded to T. L. Wallace Construction, Inc., of Columbia, for three bridge replacement projects on State Route 35 in Attala County and U.S. Highway 49 in Tallahatchie County.

  • A $233,084 contract was awarded to Sunbelt Sealing, Inc., of Jackson, for 20 bridge preservation projects on State Route 12 and State Route 14 in Attala County and U.S. 61 in Coahoma County.

  • A $1.4 million contract was awarded to WG Construction Company, Inc., of Ripley, for a 7-mile resurfacing project on State Route 371 from Monroe County to Lee County in Itawamba 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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