AP analysis: Efforts to raise money f...

AP analysis: Efforts to raise money for Mississippi road repairs needs business support

There are 1 comment on the The Mississippi Press story from Sep 8, 2013, titled AP analysis: Efforts to raise money for Mississippi road repairs needs business support. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

Former Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives William "Billy" McCoy of Rienzi, right, sits with wife Edith prior to being honored with the dedication of the Mississippi Department of Transportation headquarters in downtown Jackson, Miss., as the William J. "Billy" McCoy Building, Friday, Sept.

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Anderson

Sioux City, IA

#1 Sep 9, 2013
About 15 years ago I traveled up Mississippi Highway 9 near Oxford, it was 4-laned back then & nobody used it. Almost nobody uses US 45 from Meridian north to Tupelo. There's nothing really in Tupelo or the Golden Triangle besides a few furniture factories & sawmills & one military base.

Why do we need to 4-lane all these roads-to-nowhere? Many of these country roads up there in the central & northern part of the Mississippi may get a few hundred cars a week, that's it.

And the article quotes a guy who owns a construction company from one 'of the richest families in Mississippi.' LOL

Yea -- ask somebody who's gonna make money off the contracts his opinion if the thing is good or not....

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