BRADENTON, Fla. - The Mississippi Department of Transportation has once again delayed the receipt of proposals for its first public-private partnership toll road project.

MDOT began the process more than a year ago to seek a concessionaire to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new 12-mile toll road called the Airport Parkway to relieve congestion on local roads and create a direct connection between downtown Jackson and Jackson-Evers International Airport.

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