R’land receives $1.7M for Lake Harbour
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
Over $2 million in federal monies have been appropriated for transportation needs in Madison County, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District announced last week.
Millions more have been allocated for the metro, including $2.02 million for the resurfacing of State Street from Woodrow Wilson south past Baptist Hospital.
The City of Ridgeland will receive $1,712,000 for pavement work on East Lake Harbour Drive from Northpark Drive to Breakers Lane. The city will have to provide matching funds of $428,000.
The City of Ridgeland will also receive nearly $300,000 in traffic signal upgrades at U.S. 51 and School Street. The city is receiving $288,971 in federal funding and will provide a local contribution of $874,948.
The Town of Flora will receive $289,220 for work on Cox Ferry Road from the city limits to Kearney Park Road. Flora will have to provide matching funds of $72,305.
The funding derives from Federal Surface Transportation Block Grants that total $20.1 million and were awarded by the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization.
According to CMPDD, the organization received 42 applications with funding requests totaling $34 million.
“However, the MPO only has enough funds available to fund the top 26 rated projects,” a CMPDD release stated. “Combined, cities and counties receiving the $20.1 million in transportation funding have committed to provide over $8.6 million in matching funds.
Ridgeland was the only municipality required to provide matching funds for traffic signal upgrades.
Jackson will receive $975,000 for three traffic improvement projects at State Street/Silas Brown Street, Old Canton Road/Lakeland Drive, and Highway 18 and McDowell Road.
Pearl is receiving $1.02 million for traffic signal work at five different intersections.
Jackson received $450,000 for two bridge projects and will have to provide matching funs of $1.66 million.
Clinton received $1.62 million for the Pinehaven Road Bride replacement project and will have to contribute $405,417.
Pearl is receiving $2 million to widen a center turn lane on Old Brandon from Bierdeman Road to Pemberton Drive. They will have to match $500,000.
Rankin County received over $1.2 million for work on Northshore Parkway and Spillway Road and will have to match nearly $400,000.
Other pavement management projects funded in the metro areas include:
• Byram: $736,015 for Henderson Road from Siwell Road to city limits with a $315,435 match
• Clinton: $590,849 for Clinton Parkway from Highway 80 to Northside Drive with a $393,899 match
• Clinton: $288,972 for Magnolia Road from Old Vicksburg Road to Northside Drive with a $721,192 match
• Flowood: $371,000 for Old Fannin Road from Lakeland Drive to 3475’ with a $159,000 match
• Jackson: $1.85 million for State Street from Fortification Street to Webster Street with a $619,881 match
• Jackson: $1.41 million for Northside Drive from I-55 to State Street with a $471,894 match
• Jackson: $2.02 million for State Street from Webster Street to Woodrow Wilson Avenue with a $676,369 match
• Jackson: $2.02 million for Woodrow Wilson Avenue from I-55 to Mill Street with a $675,338 match
• Pearl River Water Supply District: $1.26 million for Upper Spillway from the west end of the dam to the east end of the dam with a $315,000 match