SuperTalk Mississippi

Better Roads, But It Could Cost You

 JACKSON, Miss. — State Transportation leaders are looking at a 5-year plan to help improve your roads and bridges. 

“If we had another $400 million in transportation, we could solve a lot of economic development problems and a lot of road and hazardous issues across the state,” said House Transportation Committee Chair Robert Johnson.  But he said, it’s not clear where the state could get the money from.  “We are looking at a lot of options, a toll road is always on the table,” Johnson said following a hearing at the State Capitol Wednesday with Mississippi’s transportation leaders. 

While many Mississippians have been opposed to a higher gas tax, Johnson said it’s an option too; and could actually save drivers money.  “If you just got an extra $400 million that would cost you, probably an extra $300 for the average motorist a year, you would save $350 a year because you would have better roads; and it would be better on your car,” he explained. 

The state’s current gas tax is 18 cents a gallon, one of the lowest in the country.  


Stay up to date with all of Mississippi’s latest news by signing up for our free newsletter here

Copyright 2023 SuperTalk Mississippi Media. All rights reserved.

Related posts

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More