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New bypass could open before Christmas

CANTON — State transportation officials hope to have a ribbon-cutting before Christmas on a $19.3-million bypass to ease traffic rolling through the heart of historic Canton. The 3.5-mile, four-lane road will connect to the Nissan Parkway at U.S. Highway 51 north of the Nissan plant and run northeast to Mississippi Highway 43. Construction on the new three-mile road started last ...

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City looking to push out closer to highway bypass

OKOLONA — Okolona officials want to push the city limits out closer to the U.S. 45 Bypass. Mayor Louise Cole tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal moving the city limits eastward to within about a tenth of a mile of the bypass might attract a hotel and restaurant to the area. Robert Shinn, who lives along Mississippi 41 East in ...

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Hall: Port Gibson might get U.S. 61 bypass after all

PORT GIBSON — Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall says plans to four-lane U.S. 61 through Port Gibson may be changed to a bypass. The Vicksburg Post reports Hall, in a civic club speech this past week, said a majority of the commission supports routing U.S. 61 around Port Gibson. “The main thing is to get the 18-wheelers off Church ...

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MDOT opens new Highway 30 bypass

PRENTISS COUNTY — The newly constructed Highway 30 bypass route in Prentiss County is now open. The project provides an eight-mile southern bypass of the City of Booneville. It begins at a new interchange on U.S. 45 south of Booneville and continues east on a new location to the connection of existing Highway 30 east of the intersection of Highway ...

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FHWA gives approval for proposed U.S. 45 bypass

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the environmental sssessment of the U.S. 45 Columbus Bypass project in Lowndes County. The purpose for the environmental assessment was to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of constructing a U.S. 45 four-lane facility on new alignment in the Columbus area. ...

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