Officials open new west Hattiesburg sidewalk

Officials open new west Hattiesburg sidewalk

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - 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) gr ant administered by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

The gr ant 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.