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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #550 on: March 04, 2018, 09:07:42 PM »

^ That would be the long-discussed 6-laning between Florence and the truck scales south of I-20.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #551 on: March 04, 2018, 09:53:04 PM »


Realistically I don't know what you can do to fix Woodrow Wilson without screwing up the northbound I-55 alignment, absent wiping out the eastern 1/4 of Belhaven. About the only thing you could do to help with capacity is to get the traffic through Waterworks that is destined for MS 25 across the Pearl River somewhere else by reviving the Airport Parkway concept.

Speaking of the Parkway concept, the Wikipedia entry is outdated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airport_Parkway_(Mississippi) The Wayback Machine saved some bits of the Airport parkway website.
https://web.archive.org/web/20081216155432/http://www.theairportparkway.com:80/ProjectMap.aspx
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #552 on: August 17, 2018, 08:55:30 AM »

The Interstate 55 expansion project in South Jackson is basically complete.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #554 on: February 05, 2019, 10:17:02 AM »

MDOT has unveiled a new web site that simplifies the conditions of roads and bridges in a given area.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 10:21:09 AM by brownpelican »
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #555 on: July 24, 2019, 02:05:14 PM »

$52.4 million grant has been announced to complete Corridor V in Mississippi between I-22 and MS 23 near Red Bay, AL.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #556 on: October 08, 2019, 07:49:36 PM »

I was on I-10 today in MS, and i noticed something i meant to bring up before.

What is with the piers on the bridges? some are straight, some are diagonal, some look like they are missing, some are just stone rectangles set in the mud. This is mostly noticed on the Pascaguola river bridge on 10.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #557 on: October 19, 2019, 10:26:41 PM »

I noticed that unlike the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and VA, the interstates do connect directly to the Natchez Trace Parkway.  However, at Tupelo there is no access to and from US 45 as I-22 is the sort of connection.  I think that is odd that the interstates have direct connection to this scenic parkway but a US highway does not.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #558 on: October 27, 2019, 07:09:56 PM »

I noticed that unlike the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and VA, the interstates do connect directly to the Natchez Trace Parkway.  However, at Tupelo there is no access to and from US 45 as I-22 is the sort of connection.  I think that is odd that the interstates have direct connection to this scenic parkway but a US highway does not.

In Natchez there is a connection to US 61, but not for US 84/98.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #559 on: October 28, 2019, 07:09:36 AM »

I'm thinking it is done on purpose in both places to keep off local traffic.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #560 on: October 28, 2019, 07:56:49 AM »

Sometimes connections  can come back to bite you.  In Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway between Brevard and US 70 has become a rush hour bypass.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #561 on: October 28, 2019, 09:25:07 PM »

I was on I-10 today in MS, and i noticed something i meant to bring up before.

What is with the piers on the bridges? some are straight, some are diagonal, some look like they are missing, some are just stone rectangles set in the mud. This is mostly noticed on the Pascaguola river bridge on 10.

Piles driven into mud don't always behave as predicted and don't always end up as planned.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #562 on: December 27, 2019, 01:23:29 PM »

There some satellite shots showing the progress of the widening construction of US-49 south of Jackson.
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.22304,-90.15383&z=16&t=S
https://satellites.pro/USA_map#32.234648,-90.160289,16

Too bad then back then, they didn't put a wider ROW for US-40 back then because it could had been upgraded to freeway with service roads.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #563 on: December 29, 2019, 11:35:23 PM »

I was on I-10 today in MS, and i noticed something i meant to bring up before.

What is with the piers on the bridges? some are straight, some are diagonal, some look like they are missing, some are just stone rectangles set in the mud. This is mostly noticed on the Pascaguola river bridge on 10.

Piles driven into mud don't always behave as predicted and don't always end up as planned.

Any time bridge bents don't reach bedrock, some sort of anchorage (caissons, etc.) must be devised that distributes the weight of the bridge deck without severe settling.  Out here in CA that comes into play more with sandy riverbed bottoms than mud (except on I-5 between Stockton and Sacramento) -- but the general principle is the same.  Sounds like MSDOT either "cheaped out" or has repeatedly miscalculated the weight loads.  BTW, I get this info from my Caltrans bridge-engineer cousin!
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #564 on: February 15, 2020, 04:54:10 AM »

I noticed that unlike the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and VA, the interstates do connect directly to the Natchez Trace Parkway.  However, at Tupelo there is no access to and from US 45 as I-22 is the sort of connection.  I think that is odd that the interstates have direct connection to this scenic parkway but a US highway does not.

It's been a few years since I drove through there, but I believe there is an exit from the Natchez Trace at McCullough Blvd, which at the time the parkway was built was US Hwy 78. I suppose the parkway's designers didn't want two interchanges so close together as would have been required for a connection to US 45.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #565 on: June 17, 2020, 02:15:52 PM »

The Greenville Bypass has been revived with another funding boost from the Federal Government. Mississippi seems to be on a roll with securing federal dollars lately. First the SR 76 project as part of Corridor V, and now the Greenville Bypass, and then MDOT also dabbling back into the SR 601 project on the coast.


Here's the press release for Greenville:
https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/news_release_view/255

And MDOT's project page for SR 601:
https://mdot.ms.gov/applications/five_year_plan/Views/Details.aspx?Proj=101212/101100
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #566 on: June 17, 2020, 05:51:20 PM »

Not sure you'll see much on SR 601 in the forseeable future.  MDOT lost a lawsuit in the early 2010s regarding wetland conservation, which was necessary since the project to connect the Port of Gulfport to I-10 at the time anticipated filling in 182 acres of wetlands.  So they've had to start over from scratch on the location and environmental studies.  Only thing I know of that has survived is an at-grade upgrade of 30th Ave in Gulfport with a new overpass over US 90 directly into the Port.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #567 on: December 01, 2020, 10:48:40 AM »

I have some I-69 photos in Mississippi to see.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/albums/72157717022905981
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #568 on: December 01, 2020, 06:19:38 PM »

that is one heck of a casino access road for a dwindling amount of casinos. 
for as light as the traffic can be and as new as the interstate is, the concrete pavement is in surprisingly rough shape especially that first 5 miles after 55. 
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #569 on: December 01, 2020, 08:58:51 PM »

I wonder if any of us will live to see any more of Interstate 69 constructed within Mississippi.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #570 on: December 25, 2020, 10:16:55 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/albums/72157651113293265

Some MS Road photos from over a decade ago and this past Summer.
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Re: Mississippi
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #572 on: December 25, 2020, 02:22:18 PM »

Wonder if that could be a city install.
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #573 on: December 28, 2020, 08:11:17 AM »

That is a city of Tupelo install, the Trace still uses the brown signs. 
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Re: Mississippi
« Reply #574 on: December 28, 2020, 04:37:30 PM »

I wonder if any of us will live to see any more of Interstate 69 constructed within Mississippi.

I am not holding my breath. I don't even know if any portions of it are shovel-ready in case a big infrastructure bill was to land. Then again, Mississippi has a lot of bridges that need replacing across the state as well as other needs that would need to be considered along with new I-69 construction.
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