2007 Regular Session
To: Highways and Transportation
By: Senator(s) Brown
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-35, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SHALL DESIGNATE A CERTAIN PORTION OF MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY 50 AS ELIGIBLE TO CARRY VEHICLES WITH HEAVY LOADS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-5-35, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-5-35. (1) It is the expressed intent of the Legislature that the Mississippi Transportation Commission shall take into consideration economic factors involving agriculture and industry within the State of Mississippi and shall allow such increased load limits pursuant to Section 63-5-33 for agricultural and industrial well-being where such is shown to be practical or necessary.
(2) The Mississippi Transportation Commission shall designate Mississippi Highway 32 from its intersection with U.S. Highway 49 at Webb, Tallahatchie County, eastward to Charleston as eligible to carry the load limits scheduled in Section 63-5-33, Mississippi Code of 1972.
(3) The Mississippi Transportation Commission shall designate Mississippi Highway 492 beginning at its intersection with Mississippi Highway 21 and extending easterly to its intersection with Mississippi Highway 15 as eligible to carry the load limits scheduled in Section 63-5-33.
(4) The Mississippi Transportation Commission shall designate Mississippi Highway 50 beginning at the corporate limits of Columbus and extending easterly to the Alabama/Mississippi state line as eligible to carry the maximum load limits scheduled in Section 63-5-33.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.