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Welcome Center reopens following renovations

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed a $910,000 construction project involving site improvements to the Welcome Center on Interstate 59 in Pearl River County. The center opened to the public yesterday.

This project is the second of two projects that included renovating the existing Welcome Center hospitality building, adding security features, widening the parking areas, adding new landscaping,as well as making utility improvements.

The Pearl River County Welcome Center averages more than 16,000 visitors a month during the summer.

The staff plans to provide an open house celebration for the public in December.

The projects were completed by David Smith Construction and J. Levens Builders.

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