Florey plans access road between NAS and Highway 45

By By Chris Allen Baker/ staff writer
March 7, 2002
A new access road linking Naval Air Station Meridian with Highway 45 is one of Lauderdale County Supervisor Hank Florey's top priorities in his district.
Florey said Phase 1 would extend from the John C. Stennis Drive-Fred Clayton Road intersection to the Lockhart-Trailer Court Road intersection. Phase 2 would go from Trailer Court to Highway 45.
Capt. Jeffrey Dickman, NAS Meridian's commanding officer, said the planned access road is a much-needed project and will be paid for with state funds.
Besides the NAS Meridian access road, Florey also is planning work on a number of other street projects in his district. They include asphalt work on Cotton Gin Road and Dogwood Lake Road.
Drainage and culvert work also have a high priority. For example, Florey said, the Northeast Ballpark at Van Zyverden Road will get a new culvert and a new parking area this year.
Florey said he is especially proud of several recent projects, including the doubling of the center line on Minnow-Bucket Road to prohibit passing in some areas and reduce accidents.
He also said John C. Stennis Drive was re-surfaced and received ditch and shoulder improvements. He said the street was turned over to the state for maintenance and law enforcement.
Road work
Lauderdale County Supervisor Hank Florey said he plans to pave or resurface the following roads in District 1.
Barnacastle Road
Stennis Road
Covington Road
North Dabbs Road
Resurfacing parts of:
Barnhill Road
Will Butchee Road
Campground Road
Brown Hooke Road
Asphalt-sealed with state funds:
Cotton Gin Road
Dogwood Lake Road