Safe Roads Hattiesburg

Dear Resident,

The City of Hattiesburg is developing a safety action plan for Hattiesburg’s transportation system. This comes to us through a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) planning grant, which the city received last year. As with so many of our initiatives, we want your input in this important cause.

The purpose of this plan, which we are calling “Safe Roads Hattiesburg,” is simple: make the transportation infrastructure in Hattiesburg safer for everyone. We want to significantly reduce or eliminate transportation fatalities and serious injuries through better planning standards and road design; policy review and revision; and implementation of new strategies and projects.

We desire a transportation system that works for all users, whether they be in a car, on foot, on a bicycle, in a wheelchair or riding public transportation.

As part of this effort, we need your involvement in the coming weeks and months ahead – beginning with an online survey.

Your feedback on transportation safety needs within Hattiesburg will help inform our study team. By understanding your road safety priorities for our community, we can develop a plan that best meets the needs of all users.

The survey, which can be found by clicking the link on this page, is designed to help you quickly identify and prioritize your safety concerns. There’s even a map where you can mark the location of roads or intersections that you think are unsafe.

We hope to finish this plan later this fall. Once completed, the Safe Roads Hattiesburg Safety Action Plan will allow the City to apply for implementation grants for actual capital projects.

So join us – as we work to build a safe and reliable transportation system that can sustain for generations to come.

All the best,

Toby Barker

Potential Project Benefits and Goals

  • Identifying challenges and solutions to help make roadways in Hattiesburg safer for everyone
  • Connecting missing links between existing sidewalk infrastructure
  • 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

Other Ways to be Involved

Come and find us at the events listed below to learn more about Safe Roads Hattiesburg or to provide feedback.

Chili and Gumbo Cookoff – Saturday, February 17 – 3:00 p.m.
Keg & Barrel – 1315 Hardy Street

Hubfest – Saturday, March 23
Downtown Hattiesburg

Live at Five – Friday, April 5 – 5:00 p.m.
Town Square Park – 100 Main St.

Live at Five – Friday, April 19 – 5:00 p.m.
Town Square Park – 100 Main St.