City Announces Safe Roads Hattiesburg Initiative

City Announces Safe Roads Hattiesburg Initiative

Hattiesburg, Mississippi – To prioritize the safety of our residents and visitors, Mayor Toby Barker announced the launch of a safety action plan for Hattiesburg’s transportation system.

This initiative, called Safe Roads Hattiesburg, was made possible by a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant that the city received through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Once a safety action plan is created, the city can then apply for further funds for construction projects.

The City of Hattiesburg is asking for feedback via an online survey to help identify challenges and solutions to make roads safer for all users – drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and those who use Hub City Transit.

By understanding the road safety priorities of citizens along with analyzing crash data, the city will develop a plan that best meets the needs of all users. The online survey also includes a map for residents can mark the location of roads or intersections they believe are unsafe.

Potential Project Benefits and Goals

  • Identifying challenges and solutions to help make roadways in Hattiesburg safer for everyone
  • Connecting missing links between existing sidewalk infrastructures
  • Identifying roadways eligible for upgrades that help reduce speeds, provide safer pedestrian and bicycle traffic opportunities, and consider on-street parking or transit stops
  • Making resources and opportunities equally available to all by using processes that are inclusive and accurately represent the public
  • Allowing the City of Hattiesburg to apply for implementation (capital construction) discretionary grant funds through the SS4A initiative

In his announcement, Mayor Barker said, “The safety of our residents and visitors is paramount, and this initiative underscores our commitment to creating a safe and sustainable transportation environment for all. By working together with our community, we are confident that we can make significant strides in enhancing road safety and ensuring seamless transportation experience for everyone.”

For more information, visit

Link to the survey:


Residents can also join us at the events listed below to learn more about Safe Roads Hattiesburg and provide feedback.

Chili and Gumbo Cookoff – Saturday, February 17 – 3 p.m.

Keg & Barrel – 1315 Hardy Street

Hubfest – Saturday, March 23

Downtown Hattiesburg

Live at Five – Friday, April 5 – 5 p.m.

Town Square Park – 100 Main St.

Live at Five – Friday, April 19 – 5 p.m.

Town Square Park – 100 Main St.