Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Congressman Thompson Announces $5,000,000 Highway Construction Project

Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced that the U.S. Department of
Transportation, through the FY 2005 Delta Region Transportation Program, has awarded a grant of $5,000,000 for a highway construction project to reconstruct State Route 6/U.S. Highway 278 in Coahoma and Quitman Counties in Mississippi.

Congressman Thompson stated, “This project will provide a 4-lane link from Clarksdale, Mississippi, and surrounding areas to Interstate Highway 55. The project will help open new markets, improve accessibility, and create new job opportunities in the Second Congressional District.” The project will remedy severe and chronic economic distress by stimulating economic development and fostering partnerships that will have a positive impact on the region’s economy.”


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