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MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1916 - AN AUTOMOBILE REVOLUTION
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In 1916, the world was at war, Pancho Villa was leading a revolution in Mexico and Mississippi was experiencing a revolution of its own: an automobile revolution. Thank you for tuning in to this MDOT 100 moment.

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1924 - MISSISSIPPI
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In 1921, the United States formally ended World War I by declaring peace with Germany. The Federal-Aid Highway Act passed that same year, perfecting the federal-aid highway system that was created by law in 1916. The Mississippi Legislature established

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1930 - THE BIRTH OF MISSISSIPPI
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As the roaring twenties came to a close, America saw the dawn of the Great Depression following the stock market crash of October 1929. A year after the longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world, the reorganizati

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1940 - BRIDGING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
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A year before Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, life across the Mississippi Delta would be changed forever with the opening of the Highway 82 Benjamin G. Humphrey’s Bridge. Over the next century, the state would see the developmen

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1956 - FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower secured the passage of the Federal Aid Highway Act in 1956. This act piloted the interstate highway era while breathing new life into Mississippi’s interstate system and allowed the federal government to provide 90 percent o

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1972 - $600 MILLION HIGHWAY INVESTMENT
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1972 saw work on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway begin. Later, a 600 million dollar Highway Corridor Program was passed, calling for around 1,200 miles of four-lane highways to be constructed and resulting in large economic productivity in almost every a

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1987 - A.H.E.A.D. ENACTED
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The Mississippi Legislature enacted an unprecedented 1.6 billion dollar long-range highway program to construct over one thousand miles of four-lane highway in 1987. Advocating Highways for Economic Advancement and Development, or “AHEAD,” called for high

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 1992 - THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FORMED
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Mississippi’s Highway Commission and Highway Department were combined to form the Mississippi Department of Transportation, governed by the Mississippi Transportation Commission, in 1992. Today, MDOT has expanded to over 35 divisions and 6 districts compr

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 2002- MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS FORMED.
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In 2002, the Mississippi Legislature established the Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program, which provided MDOT with annual funding for high priority improvement projects, such as airports, ports, railroads and the public transit system.

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 2007 - BAY ST. LOUIS AND BILOXI BAY BRIDGES REOPEN
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In 2007, two years removed from the state’s most devastating disaster that was Hurricane Katrina, MDOT replaced both Highway 90 Biloxi Bay Bridge and Bay St. Louis Bridge. Both bridges were damaged beyond repair following the epic storm.

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 2008 - "THE STACK" IS COMPLETED
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An interchange of Interstates 20 and 55, and Highway 49 would improve despised traffic congestion in the Jackson-metro area. The interchange came to be known as “The Stack” and has greatly reduced the number of accidents and significantly cut commute time

MDOT 100 MOMENT: 2015 - INTERSTATE 269
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The first section of I-269, MDOT’s largest construction project in the state, was opened to traffic in October 2015. Once completed, I-269 will form a 30 mile loop through Mississippi and Tennessee and relieve traffic pressure on Interstates 55 and 69 wh

MDOT CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
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This year, MDOT will start its second century of service to the people of Mississippi 100 years after the Mississippi Legislature created the Mississippi State Highway Commission on March 29, 1916.

MDOT CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - FULL LENGTH
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This year, MDOT will start its second century of service to the people of Mississippi 100 years after the Mississippi Legislature created the Mississippi State Highway Commission on March 29, 1916.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER DICK HALL ON FUNDING
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Commissioner Dick Hall recalls the Mississippi Legislature enacting an unprecedented $1.6 billion long-range highway program to construct over 1,000 miles of four-lane highway in 1987. With highway user revenues for funding, Advocating Highways for Econom

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER DICK HALL ON THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
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The Mississippi Transportation Commission serves as a Board of Directors elected by citizens of Mississippi and chooses the Executive Director to run the day to day operations of MDOT.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER DICK HALL ON U.S. HIGHWAY 82 MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE
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Central Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall looks back on the construction and opening of the U.S. Highway 82 Mississippi River Bridge in Greenville that links Mississippi and Arkansas. The bridge connects the Mississippi Delta to Interstate 55 and othe

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER MIKE TAGERT ON BIGGEST ADVANCEMENTS
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Northern Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert talks about the importance of connectivity and how the state’s adequate transportation system gives Mississippians the ability to trade and transport goods regionally and world worldwide.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER MIKE TAGERT ON IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPORTATION
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Commissioner Mike Tagert describes how building an efficient transportation system is synonymous with building a strong economy.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER MIKE TAGERT ON MDOT EMPLOYEES
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Commissioner Mike Tagert recognizes the passion MDOT employees have demonstrated over the past century that has helped to build a system that propelled Mississippi into the 21st century and beyond.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER TOM KING ON I-10/I-110 INTERCHANGE
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Commissioner Tom King discusses recent MDOT achievements such as reconfiguration of the I-10/I-110 interchange which created more connectivity to the City of D’Iberville; the Diverging Diamond Interchange, a first of its kind in not only the state but the

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: COMMISSIONER TOM KING ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM
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Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King explains the importance of an interstate highway system and how it results in commercial growth, economic development and a more efficient logistics system for Mississippi’s agricultural products.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: FORMER TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER WAYNE BROWN
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Former Southern Transportation Commissioner W. Brown recalls his time as commissioner and describes how vital a transportation system is for the continued growth of Mississippi’s economy and ability to be mobile.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: H.B. TANNER, FORMER MDOT EMPLOYEE
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H.B. Tanner, who worked with MDOT from 1958 to 1985, discusses the tremendous evolution and importance of Mississippi’s roadway system.

SHARING MDOT 100 MOMENTS: KENNETH WARREN, FORMER MDOT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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K. Warren, the former MDOT Executive Director (1998-2000), recalls the pleasures of working in the field with other engineers and how the department has evolved in the building of roadways and bridges.