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Rain-delayed Coulter Drive widening project is underway

July 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

After several weeks of rain delay, the work of widening Coulter Drive to three lanes has finally started. It is hoped that creating a third lane in the middle of Coulter Drive will give at least some relief to the traffic jams that regularly plague motorists in that area. Workers and equipment have been moving dirt [Continue Reading]

MDOT offers engaging program for young summer campers

March 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) offers free litter prevention education programs for summer camps and community groups in Mississippi. The “Don’t Trash Mississippi” with Myrtle the Turtle education program is designed for school-aged children in kindergarten thru third [Continue Reading]

Record rainfall brings damage due to erosion, flooding

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Record rainfall, with more expected this week, has caused damage in Union County and throughout north Mississippi. Some weather watchers have reported 13 inches of rain in Union County so far during the month of February, while forecasts call for more rain this week. Union County rainfall of 10.06 inches in February, [Continue Reading]

UPDATED: Landslide worsens on HWY 178 in Lee County, detour in place

February 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

UPDATED: February 26, 2:40 PM UPDATE: Mississippi Department of Transportation Geotechnical Division has been sent to land slide on State Route 178 to take core samples and survey the damage. The saturated slope continued to slide overnight and has impacted about 300 feet of roadway. The highway will be closed for the [Continue Reading]

Icy conditions in North MS require caution

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

A rather bizarre winter storm bringing icy conditions to New Albany  started early Friday morning, January 11, 2018, and continues into mid afternoon. There were scattered power outages early Friday around the New Albany area because of damage from stiff and confused winds springing up in the early morning hours. New [Continue Reading]

MS prepares as Hurricane Nate knocks at our door

October 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River around 7:00 p.m. CDT Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane. The center of the storm will move back over open water before making landfall again. along the coast of Mississippi on Saturday night. Gulf conditions are favorable for Nate, which could [Continue Reading]

MDOT: Transportation funding shortfall is public safety issue

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – The legislative leadership’s refusal to increase transportation funding is leading to the crumbling of the state’s roads and bridges. This is not only a road and bridge issue. It also affects Mississippi’s economic development, community growth, and public safety. Northern MS [Continue Reading]

Milk tanker spill near New Albany: Why MDEQ cries over spilt milk

January 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

At 1:38 AM, Sunday, January 15, at mile marker 72 in the west-bound lane of I-22, a tanker truck driver from Georgia lost control of his vehicle and ran off into the median of the highway. The truck was restrained from crossing over into east-bound traffic by the cabled fence installed in the past few years for that [Continue Reading]

MDOT’s travel assistance resources are helpful, free

September 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

 New Albany, MS – Mississippi Department of Transportation has provided this information for those traveling MS highways. While this article is directed toward fall activities, this information is good to know in highway emergencies and at times when travel conditions are questionable due to weather, [Continue Reading]

Work progressing on re-paving Bankhead Street

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- In spite of rain delays, the work to re-pave Bankhead Street (Highway 178) is progressing with “milling” of the old surface being done at night. Union County Courthouse clock at 11:30 pm, at which time road work was well under way. APAC of Mississippi, the contractor retained by the [Continue Reading]
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