HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern District Highway Commissioner Tom King was at the University of Southern Mississippi to present a check from MDOT in the amount of $684,000.
The money is part of a grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The grant originates from the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds provided by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.
The grant is an 80/20 match and will go towards a "Pedestrian Pathway" leading from Scianna Hall to Pride Field. The University's share of the project will be approximately $171,000.
The Pedestrian Pathway will measure about 10-feet in width and approximately 1,400 linear feet in length. It will be made of concrete, embellished with brick.