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No Clear Answers On Canal Road Connector At Tuesday's City Council Meeting

Gulfport city leaders are demanding answers about the Canal Road connector. That's why the mayor and city council summoned Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown to appear at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Brown was faced with questions like: What's going on with the Canal Road connector? Will there be an elevated roadway? Will the connector run through downtown Gulfport?

While leaders at MDOT believe an elevated roadway will be the best way to move traffic, others think it's a bad idea. Gulfport mayor Brent Warr is one of them.

"The best use of that land is not an elevated roadway. You know and we know and we can all go on record to say that we do not support this as a city," Warr said.

Warr and council members made it clear, they are frustrated with MDOT and Brown.

"You are our commissioner, so we expect you to answer our questions and try to work with us and try to come to a fair and equitable solution that serves the state and the port and the city," Warr said.

One of the council members questioned whether or not construction stakes had been moved, indicating a shift in MDOT's plans.  Commissioner Wayne Brown said he was unaware of any changes, but pledged to keep Gulfport leaders informed.

by Elise Roberts

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