SURRMA seeks highway funding from legislature

Commerce – The Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority (SURRMA) will look to the state legislature this upcoming session for highway funding.

During its latest meeting, held Tuesday in Commerce, the SURRMA board voted to move forward on submitting a funding package to lawmakers by the first of the session.

The board's first two projects are to obtain funding for the widening of a 17 mile stretch of Hwy 69 in south Hunt County, and the widening of about a ten mile stretch of Hwy 24 between Commerce and Cooper.

The SURRMA was first established in 2007 and includes representatives from Hunt, Delta and Lamar counties.