MDOT response efforts near completion following Hurricane Nate

Updated information: Thursday, October 12, 9 A.M. CDT

JACKSON, MISS. –Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews along the Gulf Coast are wrapping up response efforts following Hurricane Nate.

“The majority of MDOT’s response efforts along the Gulf Coast are complete,” said Transportation Commissioner Tom King. “Motorists are advised to remain alert for roadside workers as crews finish remaining cleanup operations.”

MDOT crews are nearing completion on the following efforts:

  • Most high-mast lighting systems that were lowered before the storm have been raised. Crews anticipate having the remaining lights raised today.
  • Crews are finalizing cleanup efforts in the turning lanes, medians and parking areas along the U.S. Highway 90 corridor.
  • All state-maintained traffic signals along U.S. Highway 90 have been restored.
  • The Biloxi Bay Bridge electrical cabinets are being replaced after suffering water damage. The aesthetic lighting along the bridge will remain out until the cabinets are replaced.

As response efforts near completion, MDOT’s emergency operation workforce will be further reduced. For more coverage of MDOT’s preparations and response to Hurricane Nate, click here.

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