LaHood coming to Highway 9

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert announced Thursday that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will attend the official ribbon cutting for the new Mississippi Highway 9 on Aug. 16.

LaHood, a former seven-term Republican congressman from Illinois, was named to the Transportation post by President Obama in 2009.

The ribbon-cutting is scheduled at noon at the Eutaw Construction Co. field site, near Endville General Store just off the old Highway 9 in Pontotoc County. The precise address is Eutaw Construction Co. at 2993 Dozier Hill Road. The site has a Belden postal address but is in Pontotoc County.

The grounbreaking a year ago was held at the same site.

Read more in Friday’s NEMS Daily Journal.