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Business owners meet to discuss MDOT 16th Avenue project
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Business owners meet to discuss MDOT 16th Avenue project

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Business owners along 16th Avenue in Laurel met tonight to discuss how the Mississippi Department of Transportation could potentially affect businesses. Many business owners fear the thought of having to close due to this possibility. “We have business owners who have businesses on 16th Ave who state to me publicly and have stated in the newspaper publicly that their businesses on Highway 49 saw a 40 percent reduction in income and in customers,” 16th Avenue Committee Spokesperson Ron Swindall said. “When you have that much of a reduction and in income and in customers, that is something that is devastating to businesses.”The growing concern has led business owners to start petitions, talk to local officials and even seek legal consultation.However, the potential ...