Contract let on final leg of new Highway 6

By Pontotoc Progress

PONTOTOC – A contract has been let and paving is expected to begin within 30 days on the final 11 miles of four lane for new Mississippi Highway 6, Mississippi Department of Transportation officials confirmed this week.
APAC Mississippi, headquartered in Jackson, was recently awarded the $26.06 million contract to pave the final leg of the four lane from Highway 342 to U.S. Highway 45 in Tupelo, said Skip Benson, MDOT assistant construction engineer.
Benson said APAC is completing preconstruction procedures and paving should begin in three to four weeks.
“The completion date is set for Oct. 1, 2013,” Benson said.
Once this last segment is paved, Mississippi 6 four lane will run from Interstate 55 at Batesville to U.S. 45 four lane in Tupelo.
APAC was the apparent low bidder and the contract was let earlier this month.