Transportation Commission Approves Neshoba County Project for
Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Funding
On Tuesday, January 22nd the Mississippi Transportation Commission approved and announced funding for 163 Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund (ERBRF) projects totaling $250 million appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature. Two projects were awarded in Neshoba County including the County Road 628 Bridge that is currently closed with a project award of $732,681.40 for replacement of the structure. The project is shovel ready with all engineering and right-of-way acquired for the project. Upon receipt of the grant agreements the project will be ready to bid. Neshoba County submitted applications for five projects for consideration under the ERBRF grant.
Funding for the Highway 19 Four Lane Project in Neshoba County was also awarded to MDOT totaling $6,695,200.00 from ERBRF.
MDOT stated that projects were chosen based on metrics that took into account bridge condition, project readiness, traffic volume, mobility, and economic impact. Each application was analyzed and ranked based on these metrics and other criteria established through joint meetings with the ERBRF Advisory Board as well as survey information received from local governments. The Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund was created by the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act (MIMA) of 2018, which was signed into law during the 2018 Special Legislative Session. It authorized issuance of up to $250 million in bonds to repair public roads and bridges in the state.
For a complete list of projects receiving funding through the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund, visit GoMDOT.com/ERBRF.