Vicksburg Hires Firm to Study Port Improvements

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg has hired a Georgia firm to study the feasibility of the long-dreamed-of multi-modal port on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg. The contract with Atlanta based Jacobs Engineering Group – which could be worth as much as $240,000 – is being paid for with $1 million funds set aside for the project by the State of Mississippi. The project would cost an estimated $125 million. Of that, the city would need to come up with about $26.5 million, likely from a new 1-cent local sales tax. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has included the port as a key element in his proposed $55 million capital improvements program.


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