Hinds County supervisors split on corridor funding

Published 2:17 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hinds County supervisors have split again on how much money they will need to raise to pay for all of the $96 million Byram-Clinton Corridor.

The supervisors, who have about $30 million to work with right now, voted unanimously Monday to ask the state for legislation authorizing the county to sell general obligation bonds to fund the remainder of the 20-year-old project.

Before three of her colleagues would do so, Supervisor Peggy Hobson Calhoun had to change her original proposal, which called for selling $50 million in bonds.

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In the motion that was approved, Calhoun did not specify a dollar amount that would be needed to fund much of the 18-mile, multi-lane parkway.