WLOX Editorial: Highway projects will enhance economic growth in South Mississippi

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Our state is hoping to capitalize on President Donald Trump's promise to improve infrastructure asking for seven billion dollars for four big highway projects. Three of them are in South Mississippi and could certainly help with economic growth.

The biggest project would be a new limited access highway from the coast to the capital.  Another project would widen I10 to six lanes from Vancleave to the Alabama line.

A third project would be a new thoroughfare between the Port of Gulfport and I10.

We agree with the plans for these major projects enhancing economic growth and commerce in South Mississippi.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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