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Officials say I-269 will ease traffic, increase safety

DESOTO COUNTY — Mississippi transportation officials are touting the benefits of the Interstate 269 project. After all the segments are complete, I-269 will form a 30-mile bypass around Memphis through Tennessee and Mississippi and will connect to the existing I-69/I-55 corridor hub. The projected corridor eventually will stretch from Canada to Mexico. Mike Tagert, Mississippi’s Northern District transportation commissioner, tells ...

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Board president unhappy with pace of port expansion

GULFPORT — The president of the Harrison County Board of Supervisors says he’d like to see work go more quickly on the expansion of the Port of Gulfport and the connector road leading to it. Supervisor Kim Savant tells the Sun Herald both projects are important to economic development in south Mississippi. The port is expected to receive around $700 ...

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Paw Paw Road dispute drags on after Supreme Court ruling

WARREN COUNTY — A federal case nearly five years old involving two landowner groups and Warren County is continuing to plod along, a year after settlement talks morphed into more motions and claims. No hearing has taken place before U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III since September in the civil racketeering case brought against the county in 2007 over ...

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Biglanes' sentencing for bribery rescheduled

LAUREL — Sentencing for a father and son from Laurel who pleaded guilty to trying to bribe Mississippi’s transportation director has been rescheduled for Oct. 17. Kenneth Biglane and his son, Peter J. Biglane, pleaded guilty in July to bribery. They face maximum penalties of 10 years in prison each and a $250,000 fine. The Laurel Leader Call reports they ...

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Workers cutting new road to increase port access

NATCHEZ — Workers have been busy using heavy machinery to cut through a bluff in Natchez as part of a road project aimed at increasing access to the Mississippi River city’s port. Truck drivers will eventually have about six miles cut off their round trips to the port once the Government Fleet Road extension is completed in approximately one year. ...

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