Work continues on two MDOT projects in Attala County


The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is continuing work on two projects in Attala County.

One project underway is the replacement of a bridge on Hwy 35 just north of Kosciusko. The contractor has nearly completed constructing both detour bridges and is in the process of paving the detour road.

The $6.5 million contract was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company, Inc. of Lake and is expected to be completed in summer 2024.

“As we continue to chip away at our list, our list continues to grow,” said Commissioner John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District. “The cycle of maintenance on our roads and bridges requires constant attention and lots of money. I am very grateful for all of the legislative efforts that have helped us thus far. It makes a difference.”

The second project is a mill and overlay of Hwy 14 from Hwy 35 to Hwy 19. All items have been completed except for final striping.

The $2.5 million contract was awarded to Dickerson & Bowen, Inc. of Brookhaven. Work is expected to be completed in winter 2024.

“These projects are vital to our communities in northwest Mississippi, and they wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous level of support we receive from our state legislature and executive branch,” said Mitch Turner, District 2 Engineer.

  1. Michael
    December 5, 2023 at 11:01 AM

    We should be thanking President Biden.
    To date, Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has had $2.2 billion in funds announced in Mississippi for roads, bridges, roadway safety, and major projects. This includes: $2 billion in highway formula funding and $135 million in dedicated formula funding for bridges.

    Of the Mississippi DC delegate, only Thompson and Whitaker voted yes for these funds.

    • Jim
      January 25, 2024 at 7:04 AM

      Yes, by all means, let’s thank President Biden for the destruction of our country, open borders, $3 gas, 7% home loans, 25% increase in groceries, corruption at the Presidential level, selling access, endless wars due to his incompetence…the list is endless. Thank you President Biden. Carter and Obama also thank you for replacing them as the worst President America has ever had. Oh, and the man cannot put together a sentence!

  2. Michael
    December 5, 2023 at 11:02 AM

    Roger Wicker*

  3. Nana
    December 5, 2023 at 11:35 AM

    So thankful for the stripping on Hwy 19. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I saw them busy at work this morning trying to get the job completed! Now old Santa can see the way!!

  4. GT
    December 5, 2023 at 11:26 PM

    Thanks for making an excellent point, Michael.


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