AMORY — A project designed to enhance the environment, physical fitness and safety was unveiled before a large crowd of local residents and dignitaries in the Town of Amory.
The Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) program is administered by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide funding for programs designed to encourage young students to walk or ride bikes to school. Amory was awarded $660,000 in SRTS funding in 2007, the first and largest allocation to date in the program’s three-year history in Mississippi.
The Amory project will include construction of a new road designated solely for bus traffic at West Amory Elementary School and the installation of sidewalks and lighting along a main route to the campus. The new road, which was dedicated Nov. 20, is named in honor of Lt. Col. Herbert Carter, an Amory resident and a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots to serve in the United States military.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info