MDOT plan has little money for new projects

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently released its Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan for 2017-20.

Noticeably absent from the STIP is new four-lane highway construction.

Officials with the agency have been saying for some time they barely have enough money to maintain the current transportation system – much less add to it.

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said the newly released STIP proves that point.

Daily Journal
12/8/16