We are joining together to ensure our elected officials and decision makers understand how important this project is to the community at large. WE NEED YOU TO JOIN DRIVING DESOTO!
To create a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting real solutions to solve our highway infrastructure crisis. We are bringing together leaders from the business community, public officials and individual communities leaders to help us take our message to the leadership in Jackson and Washington.
Our mission is clear – to ensure a plan is created that widens the main entry points into DeSoto County. We will make sure this plan is successfully implemented, constructed, and made available to citizens and commuters as soon as possible to help ensure we keep our economic and population growth in the state.
We are Mississippians, businesses of all sizes, commuters, and community organizations who have had enough of sitting in traffic that is constantly ranked one of the worst in the state. We are joining together to ensure that Mississippi elected officials and decision makers understand how important this project is and how much community support it has.
Every day countless Mississippians are forced to sit in hours of traffic just to get back and forth from their jobs. And for decades little to nothing has been done to really address it. It doesn’t have to be this way. Other states in the region have figured this out, Alabama’s elected officials did what was necessary to get people moving again and out of seemingly endless traffic. DeSoto now has a plan – Driving DeSoto – and it’s time to make sure it gets done.
Data from the most recent census showed that 24,260 new people moved to DeSoto County over the last decade. DeSoto County was the number one new destination for people moving into Mississippi. The county & state can’t continue to grow like we have over the past 10+ years if we don’t modernize & expand our highways.
We want the state and federal government to prioritize widening I-55, Hwy 51 and Hwy 305 so that we can get moving again. For decades we have watched our constituents sit in traffic and done very little about it. There has been a lot of talk about the problem but solutions are few and far between. This is simple – DeSoto Countians want the Driving DeSoto Plan implemented, built, and made available to all Mississippians as soon as possible so we can get our major highways widened.
Join other commuters, businesses of all sizes, and community organizations that are standing together in support of the Driving DeSoto Plan. We need you to stand with us and show Mississippi lawmakers that traffic relief is needed NOW.