JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A ribbon cutting was held on the campus of Jones County Junior College today to officially open the new pedestrian corridor.
The area is a safe zone for students and faculty to study and socialize.
The pedestrian corridor was made available through an 80-20 matching MDOT "TAP" grant of over $400,000. The focus of the new area is a three-tier water fountain in front of the Chapel, along with the big JCJC logo in the brick.
"It's wonderful, I think it's one of the best things added in a long time," Dr. Jesse Smith-President said. "Students really love it, they got lots of good places to hang out, we do have pep rallies here and clubs and organizations, on election day you ought to be out here, it's pretty incredible and pretty special."
Phase two is already underway with brick pavers and landscaping extending down Dan Jones Memorial Drive to the Center for Humanities.