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New evacuation route set to open

This stretch of Highway 607 recently expanded to four lanes. (Photo source: WLOX News) This stretch of Highway 607 recently expanded to four lanes. (Photo source: WLOX News)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Hancock County residents will be better prepared to evacuate a major storm if it becomes necessary.

A stretch of Highway 607 that recently expanded to four lanes is almost ready to open.

The $15 million project provides a second evacuation route from Texas Flat Road to I-59 from the back gate of Stennis Space Center.

It will be the second North-South evacuation route in Hancock County.

Officials tell us two northbound lanes will be open by the end of the week.

Southbound traffic will be one lane for a few weeks while work continues.

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