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Barbour signs transportation bill

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill authorizing more than $300 million in bonds to finance highways, bridges and other transportation projects.

It includes $90 million to improve highways leading to a Toyota plant that has been built, but not yet opened, near Blue Springs in Northeast Mississippi. Barbour calls Toyota roads “very, very important.”

The bill has $100 million to repair or replace state highway bridges, $20 million for local bridges and $20 million for county roads.

It also funds improvements to U.S. 49 near Camp Shelby south of Hattiesburg, and to build new interchanges at the camp’s north and south gates.

A commission made up of the governor, the treasurer and the attorney general will vote later on issuing the bonds.

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