New intersection projects in Jackson County
Some big changes are being made in Jackson County and it’s all about making roads and intersections safer.
Today, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors along with MDOT and the Gulf Regional Planning Commission held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $400,000 project of a traffic signal at Lemoyne Boulevard and Brittany Avenue in Ocean Springs.
They also cut the ribbon for the $2.44 million project of the Yellow Jacket Road and Old Fort Bayou Road intersection. District Four Supervisor Troy Ross said, “It’s going to mean economic development in the long term. If you go down Old Fort Bayou Road, it doesn’t take long to see there are a lot of houses being built right now and if we don’t do the things we need to make sure that the capacity of our roadways are high enough for that volume of cars then we’re going to be behind the curve and we’re going to end up having issues down the road and it will slow our growth.”
The traffic signal project is expected to be completed by fall of this year.