Senator Hyde-Smith believes rebuilding infrastructure is key to the future of Mississippi and the nation. She understands that aging highways, bridges, and basic public works infrastructure represents an impediment to public safety and economic growth. She includes the need for greater broadband access among these needs. Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to using her committee assignments to support responsible efforts to improve infrastructure, particularly in rural areas.
The South Reporter
Last Stretch of I-269 Opens
By Sue Watson
Several hundred people turned out Friday morning for what is becoming a more rare occasion – the opening of an interstate, said Federal Highway Administration Director Don Davis.
“It’s a great achievement to open another interstate,...
The DeSoto Times-Tribune
Open to Traffic
By Robert Lee Long and Bob Bakken
With a crowd of more than 700 gathered underneath a highway overpass on a chilly, blustery morning, the final completed segment of the nation's newest superhighway, I-269, was opened to the public amid fanfare and soaring...
$1M given to Gulfport small businesses
By Alex Paton
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1 million grant to the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District of Gulfport. The grant will help to recapitalize an existing...