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Welcome center reopens in Vicksburg

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VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT)  A welcome center off Interstate 20 near The Mississippi river bridge in Vicksburg is now back open after a top to bottom renovation.

The new makeover came with a price tag of more than $74,000. The new facility includes new crepe myrtle trees, Indian hawthorn bushes and groundcover grass.

It also has a timed irrigation system.

The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation owns the buildings that house the state's 14 welcome centers.

Vicksburg's welcome center opened back in 1980 and was last renovated back in 2005.

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