Hattiesburg, Forrest County and state officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the Hub City's latest move to improve safety for pedestrians.
They cut a ribbon to open a new multi-block sidewalk project on South 34th Avenue.
It was funded mostly through a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant administered by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
The grant paid $113,000 for the project. The city paid $40,000 and Forrest County funded the remaining $30,000, through the District 5 Recreation Fund.
The project is part of the city's master bicycle and pedestrian pathway plan.