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Hwy. 42 Bypass gets new two new names

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The stretch of road formally known as Hwy 42 Bypass in Hattiesburg officially has a new name as of Tuesday evening but will be known as another.

The city council voted to accept changing the legal name to Old Hwy. 42, but making it known as James Boykin Memorial Drive.

It stretches from Hwy. 49 to Bouie St. and is named in memory of the first black elected official in Forrest County. The council had to rename the road after taking control of it from MDOT.

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