On Tuesday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced funding for 163 emergency road and bridge repair projects.
The Mississippi Transportation Commission on Tuesday announced funding for 163 Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund projects. Find a complete list of projects receiving funding here: https://t.co/E4bTTaWGHe pic.twitter.com/QCBNrmVQnj
— MDOT (@MississippiDOT) January 22, 2019
“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.”
While we were not able to fully fund the $1 billion in requested applications, it is a start to addressing the state’s critical infrastructure needs. We want to thank Gov. @PhilBryantMS and the #msleg for this is a step in the right direction. https://t.co/34oxLdieOd
— Dick Hall (@CommDickHall) January 22, 2019