Gulfport approves Dedeaux Road widening plans, for now

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport is moving forward with plans to widen Dedeaux Road. Tuesday afternoon, the city council voted to proceed with the current proposal to expand the roadway.

That means the Mississippi Department of Transportation can begin its environmental assessment. Council members emphasized that this is still just a rough draft, and that changes may still be made to the plan.

Several homeowners and at least one business owner will have to be bought out if the current plan becomes a reality. And that has some expressing concerns.

The city will hold a public hearing on the plan before the end of the year.

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