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Work on washed out 589 nearing completion

Paving work will begin next week on an emergency bridge replacement project on Highway 589. Photo credit WDAM. Paving work will begin next week on an emergency bridge replacement project on Highway 589. Photo credit WDAM.
PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

Work is wrapping up on repairing a portion of Highway 589 that was washed out last spring.

Paving will begin next week on the emergency bridge replacement project just south of Burnt Bridge Road.

A large section of the road was washed away by flood waters last march.

About three hundred feet of new bridge is being built. 

"It's an emergency project, so things have been moving faster that what typically works for (Mississippi Department of Transportation). But, everything considered, we're pleased with how everything is going," said Wesley Berry, project engineer. 

The total cost of the project is about $980,000  

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