From Press Reports
The Mississippi Association of Supervisors and the Mississippi Association of County Engineers announce the 2016 County Road Show, a series of meetings bringing together county supervisors, county engineers, legislators and others for an open discussion on the critical state of transportation infrastructure at the county level.
“The County Road Show is a collaborative effort between supervisors and county engineers to emphasize the challenges counties are facing with funding construction and maintenance of roads and bridges,” said Derrick Surrette, MAS executive director.
MAS and MACE invite congressional members and staff, legislators and county officials to attend a meeting in their area for a presentation and discussion on infrastructure challenges and concerns around the state.
The meetings include one at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 30 in the Mississippi State University Bost Extension Center, 190 Bost Extension Drive, Starkville.
“The last time our statewide infrastructure system was addressed comprehensively was 1987,” says Steve Gray, MAS director of governmental affairs. “As Mississippi’s local infrastructure continues to deteriorate, one of our core legislative objectives is adequate infrastructure funding. We hope this County Road Show will spark continuing discussion on funding needs.”