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WALNUT, Miss. (WCBI) – A local highway in Walnut will undergo some improvements.

A public hearing held Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Public Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration discussed proposed improvements for a section of Highway 15.

The three mile long section is between County Road 312 and U.S. Highway 72.

Three alternatives for the highway have been modified addressing the publics comments.

October 25th will be the last day public comments will be taking into consideration towards the final plan.

Residents are leaning towards the plan of transforming Highway 15 into a five lane road.

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