Improvements to Highway 90 in Jackson County
The Mississippi Department of Transportation gave Jackson County residents an opportunity tonight to view work plans for a new project.
Residents were encouraged to attend the open forum at the Pascagoula Senior Center about the design, right of way, and environmental issues related to the project located near Highway 90. The project mainly involves safety improvements near Chico Road and Hospital Road including upgraded signals and enhanced turn lanes.
One member of MDOT tells News 25 why it is important to inform the public before these changes are made. Assistant Engineer Gabe Faggard said, “What we intended to do here tonight is let the public see what our initial concept is for the project. We take their comments from this public hearing and we try to incorporate some of these ideas into the plans.”
Faggard tells News 25 that the main reason for these proposed improvements are strictly to enhance residents’ safety.