1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Endt
House Bill 92
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE A CERTAIN SECTION OF ROAD IN JACKSON COUNTY AS A PART OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND TO PLACE IT UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION; TO REQUIRE THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONSTRUCT AND RECONSTRUCT TO FOUR LANES A CERTAIN ROUTE IN JACKSON COUNTY TO SERVE AS A HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The mileage of road specifically designated in subsection (2) of this section is in addition to the total mileage limitation of eight thousand six hundred (8,600) miles that is set out in Section 65-3-3.
(2) The following road is designated as a state highway and is placed under the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Transportation Commission for construction and maintenance; and such highway, together with the highways designated in Sections 65-3-3 and 65-3-5, and all other laws adding links to the designated state highway system, are declared to be the state highway system of Mississippi:
Southern District - Jackson County:
That certain road known as the Gautier-Vancleave Road beginning at its intersection with U.S. Highway 90 in Gautier and extending northerly to its intersection with Mississippi Highway 57.
SECTION 2. The Mississippi Transportation Commission shall maintain, construct, take over and assume jurisdiction of the highway designated in Section 1 of this act in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions as set out in Sections 65-1-75, 65-3-3, 65-9-1 and 65-9-3.
SECTION 3. The Mississippi Department of Transportation shall construct and reconstruct to department design standards four (4) lanes for hurricane evacuation traffic on and along the Gautier-Vancleave Road beginning at its intersection with Interstate 10 in Jackson County and extending northerly to Mississippi Highway 57; thence along or near Mississippi Highway 57 to its intersection with U.S. 98 at or near McLain, Mississippi.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.