Mississippi lawmakers are helping bridge the gap to secure funding for a bridge in downtown Gulfport.
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, along with U.S. House Representative Steven Palazzo, announced this week more than $5 million has been allocated to the Coast Transit Authority to fund the final phase of construction for a bridge over Highway 90 and Beach Boulevard in Gulfport.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, will be used towards a project that will connect Gulfport’s transit center, the Mississippi Aquarium, and Jones Park with an electric tram, pedestrian walkway and bicycle path.
In a related award, the Mississippi Department of Transportation will receive a $5.68 million grant to support transportation improvements across the state.