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MDOT announces funding for 163 emergency road and bridge repair fund projects

By: Sarah Ulmer - January 22, 2019

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced funding for 163 emergency road and bridge repair projects.

Click HERE for the full list of repair projects. 

“I am pleased with the 163 projects approved by the Mississippi Transportation Commission this morning,” said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.  “The funds that the legislature secured during the special legislative session last year for emergency road and bridge replacement is being put to work. The commission recognized the infrastructure needs throughout our state and made sure that counties and cities across the state will see needed dollars to repair our road system.  I commend them on acting quickly and look forward to seeing the work begin.”

More than $250 million authorized by the Legislature for road and bridge repairs heads to local communities today, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said.

The Department of Transportation voted to send the money that was set aside by the Legislature in 2018 to local governments to begin infrastructure projects.

“Today’s action is good news for Mississippi counties and cities that stand ready to get to work on road and bridge needs,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “Maintaining infrastructure is a core function of government, and I am pleased we were able to pay for these repairs without raising taxes.”

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: