$160 million approved to improve highway in one of Mississippi’s fastest growing regions

Published 2:13 pm Friday, May 3, 2024

Mississippi legislators have approved $160 million to make highway improvements in one of the state’s fastest-growing regions.

Officials from the City of Oxford celebrated the legislation in a news release Friday. The funds will allow for the four-lane construction of Highway 7 South from the Highway 7/Belk Boulevard intersection to the Highway 7/9 roundabout.

“This, along with the $15,000,000 appropriated for the project in 2023, will allow for this much-needed improvement to become a reality,” the news release said. “The success is a result of local and state leaders working collectively and will improve the safety, quality of life and economic opportunity for our community and those around us.”

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