McRae Returns $50,000 to MDOT in Unclaimed Money

State Treasurer David McRae presented Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Executive Director Brad White with a check for unclaimed money worth more than $50,000. The funds owed to MDOT were turned over to the State Treasurer’s office from banks and other entities after sitting unclaimed for an extended amount of time.

“Taxpayers intended for these funds to be used to repair our roads and bridges and improve the state’s infrastructure,” said Treasurer McRae. “I am very pleased to have found and returned these funds so they can be invested in the projects that improve the way we live and work in Mississippi.”

MDOT has reported they will use the money for road and bridge projects around the state, improving the quality of the transportation system, and safety for motorists.

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