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Hwy. 29 to get $2.5 million overhaul

By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP – Managing Editor
U.S. Hwy. 29 in East Brewton will get an overhaul soon thanks to a $2.5 million Alabama Department of Transportation project.
House speaker Seth Hammett and State Senator Pat Lindsey announced last week that a bid was awarded to Advance Construction Service of Brewton which offered the low bid.
The project will begin north of the East Brewton city limits and continue for approximately 4.1 miles to mile post 7.3. The construction will include grading, drainage, base and paving as well as a bridge culvert extension and paved shoulders.
County Commission Chairman Larry White said the commission was pleased to hear about the project and that it should include major renovations.
Even though Hwy. 29 is a state highway and the project will be funded through the state, White said it is still a very important project for the people of Escambia County.
Hammett said the project could help the entire county in the way of economic development.
Lindsey said this is great news for Escambia County as it will improve one of the county's widely-used roads.