Thursday, July 23, 2009

Brown on hotseat over proposed 15 route

But the project that brought the most questions from the public was a proposed route for Mississippi 15 that would take the highway from I-110 in Harrison County, across northwest Jackson County, link it to Mississippi 57 north of Vancleave and have the two highways merge for 20 miles en route to the Beaumont area, where it would link up with itself.

Kendall Cruthirds, whose family owns a grocery in the Latimer community, asked Brown about land Brown and his brother own.

Cruthirds and others expressed concerns about the route cutting into Latimer homesteads and acreage that have been in families for generations, the tons of fill dirt that would have to be brought in before the route gets to Old Biloxi Road and the fear that a four-lane highway would divide the community with few points of access for locals.

Read more in The Sun Herald

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