The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) played a vital role in rebuilding the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. The resilience shown by citizens and local officials in South Mississippi reflects MDOT’s efforts to replace a critical transportation network in record time, including the Bay Saint Louis Bridge and the Biloxi Bay Bridge. MDOT’s movement in the extraordinary journey of this region following Hurricane Katrina tells the inspirational story of not only reconnecting communities, rebuilding bridges and restoring mobility, but renewing the Gulf Coast’s economy, infrastructure and culture. The shared vision that made this renewal possible defines an important era in Mississippi’s history and continues today in projects along the I-10 corridor. MDOT remains committed to this effort that will inspire generations for years to come and build a strong and bright future for Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
View photos from both the exhibit and the Hurricane Katrina commemorative book.
Watch videos on rebuilding the Gulf Coast transportation infrastructure and find details on preparing you and your home in the event of a hurricane.
Let us know your thoughts and connection to Hurricane Katrina by signing our Guest Book.
Review our resources for press covering the 10 year remembrance of Hurricane Katrina. If you have questions for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, call us 24/7 on our media line at 601-359-9777, email us at email@example.com or visit us in the Pressroom at Island View Resort, 3300 W. Beach Blvd. Gulfport, MS in Captain's Room A on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join MDOT on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art as we recognize the more than 30 local artists who provided artwork for the Bay St. Louis Bridge and Biloxi Bay Bridge. Transportation Commissioner Tom King and MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath will both be present at this event. Free admission to the Katrina +10 Exhibit will be available from 1:00 - 5:00 this day.
View our press releases on the recovery efforts since Hurricane Katrina.
Download our MDOT quote bank for quotes from national, state and local officials.
Download high-resolution photos to use in media coverage. Attribution must be provided to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org upon usage.
Download video footage of timelapse bridge construction, recovery efforts and hurricane preparedness resources. Attribution must be provided to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Please email email@example.com upon usage.