Latest Mississippi Department of Transportation News

Highway worker killed clearing trees from road

Oct. 27, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi highway maintenance supervisor has been killed in an accident while clearing trees from a highway following stormy weather. The Mississippi Department of Transportation says in a news release that Jason Boyd died in the accident on Highway 489 in Newton County. Details...

GOP’s Reeves backed by Trump in Mississippi governor’s race

Oct. 3, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted that he’s giving his “Complete & Total Endorsement” to the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves. In response, Democratic nominee Jim Hood says Reeves is responsible for “the swamp” in...

2 ex-workers at transportation charged with embezzlement

Sep. 26, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two former employees of the Mississippi Department of Transportation have been indicted on embezzlement charges after authorities say they misused gift cards that belonged to the department. The Clarion Ledger reports the cards were incentives for schools. The Mississippi attorney...

Mississippi transportation worker dies when mower rolls over

Sep. 24, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

BUDE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says one of its employees was killed when the tractor he was driving rolled over as he mowed grass by a roadside. The department says in a news release that the accident happened Tuesday next to U.S. Highway 84 in Franklin County, near the...