Thursday, September 23, 2010

Drop by the Chamber after 4pm today to support a potential new highway connecting Brinkley to Batesville, MS

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From: "Doug Friedlander" <dfriedlander@phillipscountychamber.org>
Date: Sep 23, 2010 3:32 PM
Subject: Drop by the Chamber after 4pm today to support a potential new highway connecting Brinkley to Batesville, MS
To: "Phillips County Community List" <info@phillipscountychamber.org>

Hello All,
 
As many of you may have already heard, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) are studying the feasibility of building a new highway that would connect I-40 in Brinkley, Arkansas, to I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. 
 
The corridor study, which is the first step in the planning process, will help determine if a new roadway of this type is feasible. This process began in June 2010 and will be completed in September 2011.
 
Public participation is a very important part of the study, and we must hear your transportation needs to ensure they are considered during the planning process.  To provide more information and to gather your comments, they are holding two identical public meetings: One was yesterday in the Clarksdale and the other is TODAY (September 23, 2010) from 4–7 pm at the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce.
 
While this is the first of many steps and the full significance of today's meeting is unclear, one thing is absolutely certain: It cannot hurt to have a significant turnout of people who are passionate about the project and give them a good feeling about our commitment to this project.
 
Attached is a flier with more information about the "open house" public meetings including tonight's meeting. We hope you can drop by for at least a few minutes to learn more and show your support. Feel free to forward this on to anyone
 
Thanks and all the best,
Doug Friedlander
Executive Director
Phillips County Chamber of Commerce
111 Hickory Hill Drive
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
870.338.8327 (phone)
870.338.8882 (fax)
 

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