Spoke to someone at MDOT today. According to them no route has been chosen and they do not even have a preferred alternate route yet. The lady is suppose to call and let me know when they expect to have a decision on the preferred alternate route. They are still taking comments from the public so please call and let them know you do not wish for the route to go through DeSoto National Forrest in Jackson County.
Spoke to someone at DeSoto National Forrest. The Forrest Service is opposed to any forest land being used for the highway and will fight them if that is the route is chosen. Nice to know the National Forrest Service will be on my side.