MDOT asks for federal funds to fix flooded roads

MDOT asks for federal funds to fix flooded roads

TATE COUNTY, MS (WMC) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation is asking for emergency funds to help fix roads in Lamar, Tate and Warren counties.

MDOT asked the Transportation Federal Highway Administration for the funds in the wake of devastating flooding in the area.

In Tate County, U.S. Highway 51 at Coldwater River Bridge is still closed. Drivers should plan alternate routes and make sure they're giving themselves plenty of time.

"The recent flooding has forced MDOT to close roads and bridges due to safety concerns," MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath said. "We are working with FHWA to secure emergency relief funds to repair and reopen roads in affected areas as soon as possible."

MDOT does not have a time frame for reopening roads.

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