Making It Easier to Get Mississippi Products Shipped Out, MDOT Awards Port Grants

GREENVILLE, Miss.–Mississippi has a lot of homegrown products that need to make it to other places to be sold. Mississippi also needs reliable ways to get goods that you buy everyday into the state. Ports throughout the state are the way that gets done.

The Miss. Dept. of Transportation is awarding money to ports so they can improve the way those goods are shipped in and out:

  • $504,296- Lowndes County Port, Columbus: Extend and upgrade existing rail spur along the East Bank.
  • $552,000- Natchez-Adams County Port: Replace North Wing warehouse roof.
  • $511,335- Port Bienville, Bay St. Louis: Construct two heavy lift areas on existing main dock structure.
  • $396,331- Port of Greenville: Dock structure upgrade and rehabilitation.
  • $950,000- Port of Pascagoula: Dock repair at Terminal 1-A.
  • $273,206- Port of Rosedale: Clearing and prepping of port property for port expansion.
  • $612,832- Yellow Creek Port Authority, Iuka: Extend existing rail spur at the Northeast Mississippi Waterway Industrial Park.

“Mississippi’s ports and waterways system helps move local goods and services to the rest of the country, and even internationally,” said Transportation Commissioners Dick Hall, Tom King and Mike Tagert in a joint statement by the MTC. “Regardless of the goods that come across the docks of our ports, these grants will help make needed improvements that will continue to support local economic growth and development.”

FROM an MDOT news release:

MDOT’s responsibilities include maintaining and improving the state’s highways and interstates, but also focusing on providing a safe intermodal transportation network for airports, ports and waterways, railroads and public transit systems. Each of these modes of transportation plays a vital role in transporting people, goods and services that promote economic growth and development throughout Mississippi.

For more information on Mississippi’s intermodal transportation network, visit GoMDOT.com.