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Mississippi governor signs $300 million transportation bond bill


Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and two others will serve on a commission to vote on issuing the bonds. (The Trucker file photo)
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and two others will serve on a commission to vote on issuing the bonds. (The Trucker file photo)

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi 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. Highway 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.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

 

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