Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has recently signed two bills sending more than $2 billion to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for infrastructure projects across the state.
One of the bills signed, House Bill 1642, allocates more than $1.4 billion to MDOT without any designations on how or where it should be invested. Meanwhile, Senate Bill 3120 earmarks $30 million for new multimodal fund, $40 million in federal matching funds, $100 million for Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund, and $450 million for capacity projects.
As WXXV News 25 reported:
During a February press conference, Governor Reeves called for an investment by the legislature into additional capacity projects to jumpstart infrastructure improvements across the state.
The legislature answered that call and committed $450 million additional dollars to fund existing shovel-ready projects that were not currently funded in MDOT’s three-year plan.
This investment from Senate Bill 3120 will help fund:
• US 49 in Harrison County
• SR 15 in Tippah County
• SR 2 in Tippah County
• SR 19 in Neshoba County
• I-20 in Warren County (Flowers Interchange)
• US 90 in Jackson County