HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM)- Starting fall 2011 the City of Hattiesburg will begin construction on its sidewalk project.
Director of Engineering Bert Kuyrkendall says the project is made possible through a grant called the Safer Routes to School Program. The federal money is issued through MDOT to cities and school districts.
The program is targeted towards elementary schools in Hattiesburg and the kids that walk to and from school. Kuyrkendall says giving the recent incident where a crossing guard was hit by a van near Rowan Elementary he feels this project is more important than ever.