Mayor Simmons Announces $71.46 Million Dollars Awarded for the Greenville Bypass Freight Corridor Improvement Project
GREENVILLE, Miss. (June 15, 2020) Today, Mayor Errick D. Simmons announces $71.46 Million Dollars awarded for the Greenville Bypass Freight Corridor Improvement Project.
Greenville Bypass Freight Corridor Improvement Project Mississippi Department of Transportation Washington County, Mississippi: The Mississippi Department of Transportation has been awarded $71,460,000 to complete the construction of the 15.6-mile Greenville Bypass, which will carry US 82 from near the Greenville Bridge over the Mississippi River to Leland, east of Greenville. The project builds on work initiated by Mississippi DOT to grade, drain, and bridge 6.2 miles from the Mississippi River bridge to the future interchange with MS 1, completing construction on that segment, and extending the bypass a further 9.4 miles east.
Statement from Mayor Errick D. Simmons
I am pleased to announce that our local, state, and federal collective efforts in securing federal funds for the completion of the Greenville-Leland Highway 82 Bypass in Washington County in the Mississippi Delta have produced $71.46 million dollars for the Mississippi Delta. The completion of this transportation infrastructure project will promote economic growth, enhance public safety, sustain existing jobs, and create new jobs within the entire region. The project supports economic vitality by reducing travel times for freight and personal vehicles traveling through western Mississippi on US 82, which is currently routed through 12 signalized intersections in downtown Greenville. Transportation infrastructure improvements to major highways and thoroughfares, like the Greenville Bypass Freight Corridor Improvement Project, are direct links to regional economic development and growth. Thanks to local, state, and federal stakeholders.