Melinda McGrath

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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
MDOT struggles to maintain well-trained workforcetrend of employees leaving, you could start to notice the difference. "It affe
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 19 hours ago
trend of employees leaving, you could start to notice the difference. "It affects public safety," said Executive Director Melinda McGrath. "You know, roads will get slicker, striping won't be as visible, potholes will increase." There are... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
MDOT struggles to maintain well-trained workforcetrend of employees leaving, you could start to notice the difference. "It affe
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 20 hours ago
trend of employees leaving, you could start to notice the difference. "It affects public safety," said Executive Director Melinda McGrath. "You know, roads will get slicker, striping won't be as visible, potholes will increase." There are... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Transportation director seeks more flexibility in budgetMississippi Department of Transportation says her agency needs more budget flex
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 11 days ago
Mississippi Department of Transportation says her agency needs more budget flexibility so it can try to keep employees. Melinda McGrath says she wants to stop the "revolving door" of workers leaving for higher pay in other agencies or the... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
Transportation director seeks more flexibility in budgetMelinda McGrath says she wants to stop the “revolving door” of workers leaving
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 11 days ago
Melinda McGrath says she wants to stop the “revolving door” of workers leaving for higher pay in other agencies or the private sector. New outlets report that the Department of Transportation has 354 vacant jobs. About 3,800 employees in the... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
MDOT has more than 350 vacant positions; pay citedof those occurring in the last year. "We can't maintain a workforce because of
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 days ago
of those occurring in the last year. "We can't maintain a workforce because of our pay structure," MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath told the House Transportation Committee on Thursday. McGrath is advocating for the Legislature to give her... Read more
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WJTV Jackson
MDOT to hault interstate construction for Labor Day weekendwe are suspending work statewide, motorists should be aware that some lane clos
WJTV Jackson / Posted 18 days ago
we are suspending work statewide, motorists should be aware that some lane closures will remain in place,” said Melinda McGrath, MDOT executive director. “These lanes closures are there to protect motorists, and we urge drivers to treat... Read more
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WJTV Jackson
National Preparedness Month coming up in Septemberare some tips if you encounter severe weather while traveling: “The most impor
WJTV Jackson / Posted 21 days ago
are some tips if you encounter severe weather while traveling: “The most important thing to remember is safety,” said Melinda McGrath, MDOT executive director. “Part of being safe is staying prepared. It is not if an emergency will strike, but... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
MDOT Enforcement Officer killed in crashthe accident. "Words are not enough to express the magnitude of the loss felt
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 21 days ago
the accident. "Words are not enough to express the magnitude of the loss felt by his family, friends and coworkers", said Melinda McGrath, MDOT Executive Director. "We ask everyone to keep the Pinkston Family in your thoughts and prayers as we... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
MDOT Enforcement Officer killed in crashthe accident. "Words are not enough to express the magnitude of the loss felt
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 21 days ago
the accident. "Words are not enough to express the magnitude of the loss felt by his family, friends and coworkers", said Melinda McGrath, MDOT Executive Director. "We ask everyone to keep the Pinkston Family in your thoughts and prayers as we... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Engineer: Inspectors to close many Mississippi wood bridgesthis?" Hudson asked. "Why do we got the federal government on a county road?"
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
this?" Hudson asked. "Why do we got the federal government on a county road?" Transportation Department Executive Director Melinda McGrath said the Federal Highway Administration initiated the move. Lawmakers have been discussing transportation... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Tight budget puts some Mississippi highway projects on holdTransportation is delaying work on several highway expansion projects because o
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
Transportation is delaying work on several highway expansion projects because of a tight state budget. Executive director Melinda McGrath told lawmakers Friday that the department is spending money on existing highways rather than new ones. Among... Read more
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WJTV Jackson
Some leaders are against raising taxes for MDOT fundingtook the stage at the 2nd Annual MS Growth Forum to discuss a variety of topics
WJTV Jackson / Posted 23 days ago
took the stage at the 2nd Annual MS Growth Forum to discuss a variety of topics. and first on that list MDOT funding. Melinda Mcgrath, MDOT executive director, says “the quickest way to get money into the transportation system today is a gas... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Local bridges around Mississippi are under the microscope by the fedsexamine local bridges. "These county engineers are not able to get these bridg
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 24 days ago
examine local bridges. "These county engineers are not able to get these bridges shut," explained MDOT executive director Melinda McGrath. "And these bridges are dangerous to the safety of the traveling public of Mississippi." She noted that some... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Local bridges around Mississippi are under the microscope by the fedsexamine local bridges. "These county engineers are not able to get these bridg
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 24 days ago
examine local bridges. "These county engineers are not able to get these bridges shut," explained MDOT executive director Melinda McGrath. "And these bridges are dangerous to the safety of the traveling public of Mississippi." She noted that some... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Tight budget puts some Mississippi highway projects on holdof Transportation is delaying work on several highway expansion projects becaus
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 25 days ago
of Transportation is delaying work on several highway expansion projects because of a tight state budget. Director Melinda McGrath tells lawmakers Friday that the department is spending money on existing highways rather than new... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
Engineer: Inspectors to close many Mississippi wood bridgesthis?” Hudson asked. “Why do we got the federal government on a county road?”
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 25 days ago
this?” Hudson asked. “Why do we got the federal government on a county road?” Transportation Department Executive Director Melinda McGrath said the Federal Highway Administration initiated the move. Lawmakers have been discussing transportation... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Engineer: Inspectors to close many Mississippi wood bridgesthis?" Hudson asked. "Why do we got the federal government on a county road?"
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 25 days ago
this?" Hudson asked. "Why do we got the federal government on a county road?" Transportation Department Executive Director Melinda McGrath said the Federal Highway Administration initiated the move. Lawmakers have been discussing transportation... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
MDOT unveils Highway 82 interchange improvementstackle traffic flow at the Highway 82-North 18th Avenue and Highway 82-Military
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
tackle traffic flow at the Highway 82-North 18th Avenue and Highway 82-Military Road interchanges. MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath said the department hopes to have the projects under construction within the next year, preferably by May.... Read more

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