JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -A new connector road will soon be built in south Rankin County.
The future Gunter Road Extension is still in the design phases.
The new 2-lane road will be built from Highway 49 to Cleary, which connects to Florence Byram Road, which connects to I-55 in Byram.
The Mississippi state legislature has agreed to provide $2.8 million for the construction phase of the project.
The county has already begun obtaining right-of-way for the 3.2 mile stretch of road, which Supervisor Jared Morrison says will open up a lot of land for development.