City Seeks Public Input for 2024 RAISE Planning Grant Application

City Seeks Public Input for 2024 RAISE Planning Grant Application

The City of Hattiesburg requests that Hattiesburg area residents take an online survey regarding the challenges of east-west travel inside the city.

This questionnaire will be used as part of the city’s application for a planning grant under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) program.

If awarded, the planning grant would assist the city in developing conceptual design, pre-engineering, environmental studies and needed right-of-way identification for additional and enhanced east-west corridors in the city’s transportation system.

“Hattiesburg has experienced tremendous growth over the past few decades, which in turn presents challenges for mobility and access” Mayor Toby Barker said. “We recognize that solutions on this issue are long-term projects, but we must begin taking concrete steps toward those solutions right now.”

Mayor Barker announced the survey on social media Thursday (1/18) afternoon, and within 12 hours, over 250 responses were received.

To take the survey or learn more about the RAISE program, visit https://www.hattiesburgms.com/raise2024/