Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

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Wednesday, April 5

MDOT Gives Update on Recovery Efforts

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released the following list of Gulf Coast transportation recovery efforts in which MDOT was involved during the week of March 27-April 1:

o As of the March 29 deadline, MDOT has received three expressions of interest from firms interested in providing roadway and bridge design services and construction services necessary for the construction of the US 90 bridge over Biloxi Bay and approaches in Harrison and Jackson counties.

o Eight in-ground fuel tanks will be installed at the MDOT project offices in Hattiesburg, Lyman, Ocean Springs and Waynesboro. Each office will have a diesel and gasoline unit. In an emergency, these fuel tanks may be used to supply emergency first responders and MDOT emergency personnel only.

o MDOT is continuing to work with the Gulf Region Planning Commission and the Governor's Commission on the contents of the long range plan update for the coastal roadways.

o MDOT continues the negotiation of ferry landing sites. Pacific Marine Technical Services of Bainbridge Island, Wash., has begun consultations with MDOT in regards to the ferry system.

o MDOT supplied Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi with the Hurricane Evacuation Map for distribution to its internal personnel.

o During the Mississippi Transportation Commission meeting, the commission gave executive director Larry L. “Butch” Brown the authority to advertise, select and negotiate an engineering services contract to expedite the selection of a design consultant for Beach Boulevard reconstruction in Bay St. Louis from approximately 300 feet south of Washington Street to US 90.


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