Rankin County gets $2.8M to build Gunter Road extension

The future Gunter Road Extension is still in the design phases.

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.

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