Monuments on I-10 to bring to life Katrina's storm surge - - The News for South Mississippi

Monuments on I-10 to bring to life Katrina's storm surge


HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - If you drive Interstate 10 by the Highway 43 interchange, you'll soon be able to see just how high the water got there during Hurricane Katrina. Crews were set to begin pouring concrete Friday to create two monuments, but work was delayed until Monday because of rain.

"These monuments will provide motorists traveling this busy highway with an historic marker depicting the extreme storm surge that was encountered during Hurricane Katrina," said MDOT Project Engineer Gabe Faggard.

The monuments will face approaching traffic on Highway 43 and each will be 15 feet wide and 28 feet long. The project is expected to take about a month.

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