Hattiesburg receives $5 million grant to build new downtown route

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT)- The City of Hattiesburg will be getting a new downtown route.

Mayor Toby Barker made the announcement at a news conference Saturday afternoon. The city will receive $5.39 million in funding for the project.

The route will include a bridge over the Canadian National north-south rail line along Hall Avenue.

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