Monday, November 15, 2010

Petition to Stop Highway 15 from going through Northern Jackson County

As of November 15th 287 signatures have been collected. I know several people have petitions out to gather signatures if you do please let me know how many signatures you have and either get them back to me or mail them to MDOT.

If you would like to sign a petition they are available at T & N as well as Cruthirds Country Corner. There also may be some at Today's Hair in Ocean Springs (not sure as I did not see them the last time I was there and forgot to ask). I have been unwell and unable to work much on this. You may also print out the petition below, collect signatures and send it in. Just please let me know how many signatures you have collected.


Petition Opposing State Route 15/State Route 57 ALT C-1 (Orange) Plan
Project #STP-0022-01(059) 104193 001000

We the undersigned citizens of Harrison, and Jackson counties strongly oppose and object to the proposed State Route 15/State Route 57 ALT C-1 (ORANGE) Plan, Project #STP-0022-01(059) 104193 001000.

We are concerned about the environmental impact that such a project would have on Desoto National Forest as well as the entire Tchoutacabouffa River Watershed; which includes Bayou Castopia, Bayou Billie, Railroad-Hurricane Creek, Bluff Creek, Cypress Creek, Tuxachanie Creek, Bigfoot Creek, Hester Creek and Hog Creek.

The ALT C-1 (ORANGE) Plan creates a road through Desoto National Forrest where there are currently no roads. The environmental impact on the animal and plant life that reside in Desoto National Forrest would be horrendous.

We further object to the wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars for the construction of a new four-lane highway instead of the modification to the existing two-lane highway.

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The petitions should be mailed to:

Mississippi Department of Transportation
Environmental Division (87-01)
P. O. Box 1850
Jackson, MS 39215-1850


Also please call or email and let MDOT know what you think
For additional information or to provide comments surrounding this study, please contact the MDOT Environmental Division at 601-359-7920 or by email at environmentalcomments@mdot.state.ms.us.