2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Calhoun
AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THOSE SEGMENTS OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 49 AND 51 IN THE CITY OF JACKSON AS STATE HIGHWAYS AND TO PLACE SUCH SEGMENTS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The following segments of highway are designated as state highways and placed under the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Transportation Commission for construction and maintenance; and such highways, together with the highways designated in Section 65-3-3, and all other laws adding links to the designated state highway system, are declared to be the state highway system of Mississippi:
Central District - Hinds County:
U.S. Highway 49 and U.S. Highway 51 in the City of Jackson.
(2) The Mississippi Transportation Commission shall take over and assume responsibility for construction and maintenance of the segments of highway described under subsection (1) of this section whenever the commission certifies that such segments of highway have been brought up to commission standards and all utilities, signs, structures and other encroachments on such highways and rights-of-way, are removed or relocated.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.