“Big” was the operative word Thursday at the east bank of the Lowndes County Port.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has two projects underway in Columbus.
The first phase of the Highway 12 safety improvement project in Starkville has, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, led to a significant reduction in crashes along the corridor.
Lowndes County, Oktibbeha County and Starkville have landed more than $4.6 million combined in state funding for eight bridge repair projects through the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Emergency Road and Bridge repair program.
Mike Tagert is not a term limits advocate, with one exception: His own.
Tagert, of Starkville, has confirmed he will not seek re-election as the state’s Northern District Highway Commissioner.
Columbus has been approved for the state funding necessary to build the first of several planned roundabouts downtown.
Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert said recent efforts to improve the state’s road infrastructure are important steps — but they can’t be the only ones.
The Columbus-Lowndes Airport has been awarded a piece of the $1.44 million multi-modal grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation for $84,272.
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that a state agency director is backing off of accusations that Reeves and his staff used political pressure to push a highway project near his home.
The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that he might ask the state auditor or another independent investigator to look at records about a $2 million state road that was proposed near the lieutenant governor’s home.