U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker on Friday announced the approval of almost $1 million in funding for the U.S. Highway 78/Interstate 22 project.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation will receive $943,218 to upgrade U.S. Highway 78 to interstate highway standards. The 33.3-mile project extends from the Coldwater River Bridge in DeSoto County through Marshall County to the Benton County line.
The Associated Press