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UPDATES: Progress being made on demolition of McComb building

After the collapse of the JPAC roof on July 23, Eagle Construction is working diligently to dismantle the broken roof and clean up the downtown McComb area. 

Mayor Whitney Rawlings reported that as of Monday Eagle Construction said they were 75 percent of the way done with the cleanup and should be 100 percent by the end of Tuesday

“Once they get the roof removed then they’ll start bringing the brick wall, the east station brick wall on that building down to the second story level,” said Rawlings.

After removal is finished the building will eventually be demolished.

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“Nothing has changed in our downtown, traffic is still cornered off. There are buildings that are condemned, some temporarily condemned and that hasn’t changed,” said Rawlings. ” Probably this time next week we will know a little bit more about when we can get people back in those buildings.”

A few businesses have relocated temporarily while construction continues.

Mayor Rawlings said more updates will come on August 3 and August 7th.

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