The Mississippi Department of Transportation has informed the city of Meridian that this year, fair goers will not be able to park along Highway 19 because of safety concerns.
"The city has been informed and they've asked the county to work with them to see what other opportunities we have for parking," said District 3 Supervisor Craig Hitt. "Quite frankly, right now, I don't know that we have the answer but we'll certainly get it to the public as soon as we can."
So far, city,county and fair officials have met twice about the issue.
At last check there was still not a solution to the problem.
However, because parking for the fair is available inside the Agri-Center's parking lot, the fair will be held as planned.