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November 18, 2021

$253M Mississippi highway job expected to finish 2 years late

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi highway construction project has been ongoing for four years this month after being set back by a series of delays.

Mississippi Department of Transportation crews started working on a 7.5-mile section of Highway 49 between Richland and Florence in November 2017, WAPT-TV reports. Crews are widening the highway from two lanes in each direction to three.

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