Final phase of Highway 6 widening to begin

By The Associated Press

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — 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.

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.