Podcast: State Support for Local Transportation Projects

The “Extra Mile” podcast hosted by the Mississippi Department of Transportation recently sat down with Mississippi DOT State LPA Engineer Lee Frederick to talk about ongoing local transportation projects.

[Above photo by the Mississippi DOT]

Frederick explained on the podcast episode that “LPA “stands for “local public agency” and his work covers transportation projects in any of the counties, cities, towns, municipalities, and institutions of higher learning across the state.

“We get to help every one of them; ones that solicit federal funding for their projects,” he said. “Not just roads and bridges, but even sidewalks; we run the entire gambit. We recently supported a horse trail project, while – at the other end of the spectrum – we support the Lake Harbor Bridge that spans I-55.”

Currently, Frederick said the agency is “hopping” as it reaches the end of the federal fiscal year as it works to keep funding on track in support of several local transportation projects.

“In our own backyard right, right here in Jackson, we have the Medgar Evers Boulevard grant we’re working on,” he said. “And down on the coast, we’re working with Gulfport on the Interconnecting Gulfport project; a North-South corridor just west of Highway 49.”

To listen to the full podcast episode, click here.

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