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Fondren improvements getting federal TEP funds

JACKSON — According to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials, federal Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) funds have been authorized by MDOT executive director Larry L. “Butch” Brown to be allocated to the City of Jackson.

Funding in the amount of $2 million has been authorized for a bike/pedestrian trail, curb and gutter, lighting and landscaping within the Fondren Commercial District in Jackson, Mississippi.

Through the Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP), MDOT will enter into an agreement with the City of Jackson for purpose of overseeing the utilization of these funds.

“These types of federally-funded enhancement projects will greatly improve the quality of life for metro Jackson residents and visitors alike. Mississippi is leading the charge to incorporate bicycle and pedestrian paths in our construction projects, and we are proud to work with the City of Jackson on this project,” said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall.

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