Gov. Reeves proposes $125M for I-55, DeSoto County officials rejoice

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: February 16, 2023 3:22 PM CT | Published: February 16, 2023 3:20 PM CT

After years of asking, DeSoto County officials will soon see a widening of Interstate 55 after Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced funding for the first phase.


Interstate 55 Gov. Tate Reeves DeSoto County Church Road Goodman Road
Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska is a freelance reporter for The Daily Memphian. The 34-year veteran of newspaper journalism is an award-winning essayist and covers a diversity of topics, always seeking to reveal the human story behind the news. Toni, who grew up in Cayce, Mississippi, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. To learn more, visit

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