2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Middleton, Mims, West
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA GREAT RIVER ROAD SCENIC BYWAY AS AN OFFICIAL MISSISSIPPI SCENIC BYWAY PURSUANT TO THE MISSISSIPPI SCENIC BYWAY PROGRAM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The following highways, roads or streets located in the State of Mississippi are hereby designated as an official Mississippi Scenic Byway to be known as the "Mississippi Delta Great River Road Scenic Byway," pursuant to Sections 65-41-1 et seq.:
Begin on Mississippi Highway 1 at the intersection with U.S. Highway 49 near Lula, Mississippi, and travel south along Mississippi Highway 1. Continue south along Mississippi Highway 1 through Coahoma County, Bolivar County, Washington County, east along Mississippi Highway 1 at Sharkey County and then south along Mississippi Highway 1 at Issaquena County. Continue on Mississippi Highway 1 south to the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 at Mississippi Highway 1 at Onward; continue south along U.S. Highway 61 to the Issaquena/Warren County line. This terminates the "Mississippi Delta Great River Road Scenic Byway."
(2) Outdoor advertising as identified in the Mississippi Delta Great River Road Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan shall be allowed on Mississippi Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 61 within the corporate limits of the impacted municipalities along the byway subject to the zoning and signage statutes and ordinances of the state and the impacted municipalities. Outdoor advertising outside of a municipality's corporate limit must be in compliance with applicable local, state and federal guidelines.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.