Highway dedication in Booneville

By The Associated Press

BOONEVILLE — State transportation officials are dedicating a portion of Mississippi Highway 30 bypass in Prentiss County for former Booneville Mayor F. Wade Lambert.

The dedication of the “F. Wade Lambert Memorial Highway” was approved this year by the Legislature.

Mississippi Department of Transportation officials say Lambert played a role in the creation of the Highway 30 bypass around Booneville.

The legislation named the bypass from the intersection with U.S. Highway 45 easterly to the intersection with Mississippi Highway 30 after Lambert. The road was opened last year.

Lambert was an alderman from 1973-1985 and mayor from 1993-2001.