1998 Regular Session
By: Representatives Horne, Robinson (84th)
House Concurrent Resolution 79
(As Adopted by House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN PORTION OF OLD HIGHWAY 45 IN THE CITY OF MERIDIAN AND THE TOWN OF MARION.
WHEREAS, Old Highway 45, also known as Dale Drive, that connects Mississippi Highway 39 in the City of Meridian with U.S. Highway 45 in the Town of Marion, is a significant arterial route meeting transportation needs of the state; and
WHEREAS, this roadway was formally maintained by the state and once again meets the criteria for maintenance, construction and reconstruction by the Mississippi Department of Transportation based upon public necessity and public safety; present and future economic benefit and commercial value; present and future traffic census and route continuity; and
WHEREAS, due to Lauderdale County, the City of Meridian and the Town of Marion making improvements enlarging the community service area and increasing traffic to the community, public usage makes this roadway a necessary addition to the state highway system; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature has been requested to authorize the addition of such portion of Old Highway 45 to the state highway system under the maintenance and support of the Mississippi Department of Transportation:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby urge the Mississippi Transportation Commission and the Mississippi Department of Transportation to maintain that portion of Old Highway 45, as more fully set out and described hereafter:
That portion of Old Highway 45 (Dale Drive) beginning at its intersection with Mississippi Highway 39 in Section 8, Township 6 North, Range 16 East and extending northeasterly to intersect with U.S. Highway 45 in the Northwest 1/4 of Section 23, Township 7 North, Range 16 East.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to each member of the Mississippi Transportation Commission and the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation.