HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) – The City of Hattiesburg has been working on improving its infrastructure for just about two years now, and they just got a major boost to those efforts in the form of a federal grant.
It was announced on Thursday that the city will be receiving a $1.7 million grant from the Economic Development Administration, which is a part of the Department of Commerce.
People in Hattiesburg have been dealing with patched up sections of road and low lying flood plains on Lamar Boulevard for quite some time.
“It’s bumpy, the traffic is a little fast, it floods sometimes,” said Tammy Jordan, who drives on Lamar Boulevard on her way to work every day. “It’s just, they need to improve it.“
“The Economic Development Administration, part of the Department of Commerce and the Trump Administration, is now investing $1.7 million in the City of Hattiesburg, to rehabilitate and improve Lamar Boulevard,“ announced John Fleming, the Assistant Secretary of the EDA