Thursday, August 13, 2009

Latimer unified against possible highway expansion route

"Latimer appears to be a tight knit community and they speak with a unified voice. And I think they've been very effective in communicating what their concerns are to us," said Steve Twedt, MDOT District Engineer. "We've had some really good feedback from the Latimer community. And we've had a really good turnout for this meeting, and that's what we need. I mean, we really need to hear from the people so that we can find out what their concerns are and get some input on the route selection."

One of those who would be impacted is Jackson County's District 4 Supervisor, Tommy Brodnax. A small piece of his property could be taken if Route C is chosen. Brodnax said he would prefer for Highway 15 to remain where it is today.

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