Hattiesburg makes plans to ease traffic on Hardy street - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

The city of Hattiesburg makes plans to ease traffic on Hardy street

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Drivers who frequently find themselves on the block of 25th Avenue to 21st Avenue know when anyone tries to take a left turn in that area traffic can come to a complete stop. 

The City of Hattiesburg is trying to put an end to that frustration by widening that block on Hardy Street, and adding an additional middle turn lane.

Director of Engineering for the city of Hattiesburg,  Bert Kuyrkendall says this will be a $1 million project, and the city council decided tonight Dunn Road Builder will get the bid for construction.  Kuyrkendall says the project can't start without approval.

"About $650,000 of it is through MDOT, through the federal highway administration. You know, MDOT administers, all those funds from the state. So, the project goes through them for their approval. They approve the plans, they approve the contractor and when the project is done they've got to approve the close out as well," said Kuyrkendall.

The city hopes to start the project by the end of the year, which will be a year long process.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:35:33 GMT
    Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)

    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

    More >>

    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

    More >>
  • Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:27:33 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

    More >>

    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

    More >>
  • New skatepark headed to Laurel

    New skatepark headed to Laurel

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:55 GMT
    Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)

    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

    More >>

    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly