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Construction set to begin on new pedestrian corridor at USM

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Students at Southern Miss will soon have a new multi-use pathway on campus.

The pathway will be located between the Liberal Arts Building, the International Center, and Joseph Greene Hall where North 31st Avenue now stands.

Once complete, the pedestrian corridor will be able to accommodate walking, jogging, and cycling. It will have brick paving,  decorative lighting, landscaping, benches, and bike racks. It will also be in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.

"We're excited about it. It's a project that we're able to do as  a university because we were awarded a grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation," said Chris Crenshaw, Physical Plant Manager, USM. "Those funds come from the federal Highway Administration and that's enable us to do that."

The grant pays for 80% of the $675,000 cost of the project with the university picking up 20%.

Actual construction of the corridor will start in July and is expected to take about four-months.

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