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.