JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Transportation Commission says it has awarded nearly $9 million in pavement restoration contracts.
The money is coming from the state lottery that started selling tickets in November. By the end of April, the state collected $47.2 million from the games.
For the first 10 years, the first $80 million a year from Mississippi Lottery revenue goes to infrastructure. The rest goes to education.
The transportation contracts announced this week include work on highways in Holmes, Yazoo, Perry, Greene, Itawamba, Harrison and Hinds counties.
One contract is for raised pavement markers in central Mississippi.