JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The “Speaker William J. ‘Billy’ McCoy Memorial Highway” now spans through Alcorn and Prentiss counties.
According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the memorial highway is located on U.S. Highway 45.
Dedication of “Speaker William J. ‘Billy’ McCoy Memorial Highway” at Gaston Baptist Church in Booneville on June 14, 2021. Source: MDOT
The memorial highway begins one mile north of the Highway 45 and State Route 356 intersection and ends two miles south of the intersection.
Its namesake died in November 2019.
McCoy, 77 served as leader of the Mississippi House of Representatives for two terms.
He represented Alcorn and Prentiss counties.
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