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Tippah County getting nearly $200 million for Highway 15 expansion projects

Tippah County is getting nearly $200 million related to projects that involve the expansion and realignment of Highway 15 in a newly released plan from Governor Tate Reeves.

It will go from the Union County line to 1 mile North of MS 4 at Ripley.

From Governor Reeves:

Governor Reeves’ Proposed Transportation Infrastructure Projects
Northern Commission District

•    Tippah County- $150,086,966 for new alignment of MS 15 from Union County Line to 1 mile north of MS 4 at Ripley

•    Tippah County- $45,000,000 for new alignment of SR 2 from existing SR 15 to SR 15 Bypass

Governor Tate Reeves today announced his plan to drive further economic development and growth in Mississippi. The plan includes proposed infrastructure investments throughout the state coupled with site development efforts to entice more high-paying jobs from businesses that may locate in Mississippi.

“To better position our state for further economic growth, we need to invest in our state’s roads and increase the number of project-ready sites across Mississippi,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “These investments will go an incredibly long way toward giving Mississippi the competitive advantage it needs to land more economic development projects and deliver more high-quality, high-paying jobs for Mississippians.”

The proposed infrastructure investments represent approximately $1.3 billion in transportation capacity project funding. These projects are ready to begin construction upon receiving the necessary funds. Included in the $1.3 billion is an additional investment of $100 million into the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Program, which all 300 municipalities and 82 counties across Mississippi are eligible to apply for.

The plan also includes $57 million in grants to develop project-ready sites across Mississippi. These sites are critical to attracting large businesses to the state. Once finished, these sites will allow companies to relocate to Mississippi immediately. These site-development grants have been approved and will begin work immediately.

The full list of infrastructure proposals and selected site development projects can be found below.

A map showing the investments can be found here.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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