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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Proposed Realignment of Hwy 609 and Old Ft. Bayou Road Intersection

Old Ft. Bayou and Hwy 609 Intersection

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors (JCBOS) is proposing to realign the intersection of State Route (SR) 609, also referenced as Washington Avenue, and Old Fort Bayou Road. The realignment will consist of adding additional lanes to SR 609, installing a new traffic signal at the entrance to the Reserve Apartments, and constructing a new road from SR 609 to the intersection of Old Fort Bayou Road and Rose Farm Road. 

The realignment of the signalized intersection at SR 609 and Old Fort Bayou Road will control left turn movements, providing safer travel to area citizens and will eliminate the need for motorists accessing the Reserve Apartments to cross auxiliary lanes to safely enter and exit the property.

The proposed realignment project corridor will begin on the west side of the Rose Farm Road and Old Fort Bayou Road intersection. Old Fort Bayou Road will be realigned to the northwest, creating the new intersection with SR 609 across from the access road to The Reserve at Gulf Hills apartment complex, approximately 275 feet north of the current intersection. Additional auxiliary lanes and road improvements will be constructed for approximately 600 feet north and 600 feet south of the new intersection. The access road to The Reserve at Gulf Hills apartment complex will be improved to complement the new realigned intersection. The proposed realignment project will also construct new roadway drainage on either side of the realigned Old Fort Bayou Road.

Residents whose properties lie within or adjacent to this project's right-of-way are being notified by letter. Please refer to the map of the project area for a depiction of the right-of-way boundaries and the realigned roadways. You can also View the Description and Map (PDF) on the County's website.

Jackson County is inviting all potentially affected residents to offer their comments on the proposed undertaking in writing by March 15, 2021. Comments will be accepted by email, traditional mail, or by telephone to the following contact:

Dennis Reeves, Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
RE: SR 609 and Old Fort Bayou Road Realignment
707 Watts Avenue, Suite C
Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567
(228) 696 – 2649
dennis.reeves@neel-schaffer.com

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