January 22, 2024

Hattiesburg releases travel challenges survey for residents

Therese Apel

Photo: VisitHBurg Instagram

The City of Hattiesburg has requested that Hattiesburg area residents take an online survey regarding the challenges of east-west travel inside the city.

This questionnaire will be used as part of the city’s application for a planning grant under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) program.

If awarded, the planning grant would assist the city in developing conceptual design, pre-engineering, environmental studies and needed right-of-way identification for additional and enhanced east-west corridors in the city’s transportation system.

“Hattiesburg has experienced tremendous growth over the past few decades, which in turn presents challenges for mobility and access,” Mayor Toby Barker said. “We recognize that solutions on this issue are long-term projects, but we must begin taking concrete steps toward those solutions right now.”

Barker announced the survey on social media Thursday afternoon, and within 12 hours, over 250 responses were received.

To take the survey or learn more about the RAISE program, visit www.hattiesburgms.com/raise2024.

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