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Last phase of Highway 6 project nearing completion

LEE COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says work on the final phase of the four-laning of Highway 6 in Lee County is in its final phase.

The last section remaining to be completed will run from Highway 342 in Pontotoc to Highway 45 in Tupelo.

WTVA TV reports the $26-million project was awarded to APAC-Mississippi Inc.

The work includes prep work, paving, striping and placing signs on the highway.

Officials say the work is expected to be completed by June of 2014.

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