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MDOT Celebrating Milestone Anniversary

This March the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will turn 100 years old.

The agency is now asking for assistance in celebrating this milestone.

In a news release Tuesday, MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath said, "this year marks MDOT's 100th Anniversary.

Our transportation system has greatly evolved over this time, and we want to show Mississippians how far it has come and where the future is taking us."

To add to this important celebration, MDOT is seeking two important pieces of information.

First, MDOT is looking for the oldest living former employee.

These former employees will be invited to celebration events being held later this year.

Second, MDOT is seeking photographs and/or videos that show the history of transportation in Mississippi.

These photos and videos will be included in the timeline showing the evolution of transportation in Mississippi.

To submit information to MDOT, please email comments@mdot.ms.gov or call 601-359-7074.

MDOT requests that all information be submitted by February 15, 2016.

The Mississippi State Highway Commission was formed by the Mississippi Legislature in 1916 with the purpose to act in a supervisory capacity in the administration of federal funds allotted to the state and to work with the Federal Bureau of Public Roads in the planning of a system of highways.

The official anniversary date is March 29, 2016.

 For more information about MDOT’s 100 year celebration, visit http://mdot.ms.gov/msdot100/index.html.

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