Construction begins on 2 Katrina monuments - - Jackson, MS

Construction begins on 2 Katrina monuments

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Construction has begun on two monuments along Interstate 10 in Hancock County to mark the high water level during Hurricane Katrina.

The state Department of Transportation is installing monuments at the Mississippi Highway 43 exit on I-10.

MDOT Project Engineer Gabe Faggard says the monuments will record the extreme storm surge from Katrina in 2005.

He says 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. They will be illuminated at night.

The $46,500 project was awarded to DCD Construction Inc. of D'Iberville.

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