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Gulfport breaks ground on 'funky' Fishbone Alley

The city is transforming a drab, industrial looking alley into a lighted pedestrian walkway featuring local art and history. (Photo source: WLOX) The city is transforming a drab, industrial looking alley into a lighted pedestrian walkway featuring local art and history. (Photo source: WLOX)
The $250,000 project is being funded with federal money left over from the streetscape program. (Photo source: WLOX) The $250,000 project is being funded with federal money left over from the streetscape program. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

"This is going to be one funky little street."

Those are the words of Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes as ground was broken this morning on Fishbone Alley. The city is transforming a drab, industrial looking alley into a lighted pedestrian walkway featuring local art and history.

The $250,000 project is being funded with federal money left over from the streetscape program.

The alley is located between 26th and 27th Avenues. It will feature a surface made up of historic brick pavers from 1906 Gulfport, along with murals and the works of local artists on the building walls.

Restaurant owner Rob Stinson calls the project a great addition to what's become a vibrant downtown. Work will begin soon and should be finished in three to four months.

Steve Phillips was on hand for the ground breaking, and he will tell you all about the energy-filled project tonight on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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