Governor Tate Reeves signed legislation into law Thursday investing historic levels of funding toward the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and infrastructure improvement projects across the state.
House Bill 1642 authorizes over $1.4 billion to MDOT. This funding is earmark-free and ensures that the department has the flexibility needed to invest in the most effective transportation and construction projects across the state.
“This major investment by the state into our roads, bridges, airports, and other critical infrastructure will help grow Mississippi’s economy and create jobs,” Reeves said. “I’d like to thank the legislature for answering my call to commit a major investment toward infrastructure improvement and expansion projects across the state. We’re doing what it takes to attract more businesses and jobs to Mississippi.”
Senate Bill 3120 is a supplemental appropriation to MDOT which gives the department additional funding to tackle a range of major road, bridge, port, rail, and airport improvements across Mississippi.
The legislation commits $450 million for capacity projects, $100 million for the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund which supports local projects, $30 million for new multimodal fund (ports, airports, and rail), and $40 million in federal matching funds.
Investments from SB 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