Cochran, Wicker Announce Funds For State Highways

June 24, 2008

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced today that the Department of Transportation has awarded over $5 million for state highway reconstruction and revitalization projects, which will directly affect Greenville, Cleveland, and Canton, Miss. 

“I am pleased Congress recognized the importance of these initiatives during the Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations process,” said Cochran.  “This funding will provide a great deal of federal assistance to communities in our State in great need of infrastructure improvements.  I am hopeful that these projects will reduce congestion, improve safety, and facilitate healthy lifestyles.”

Sen. Wicker said: “I am glad the federal government continues to recognize the need to help improve Mississippi's roads and transportation infrastructure. This funding represents an important investment in the Delta Region that will provide greater safety and efficiency to these communities while improving the quality of life for local citizens.”

Funds have been awarded for:

  • Greenville Street Revitalization, MS:  $1.47 million for reconstruction of Washington Avenue from Walnut to Robertshaw Street and Bowman Avenue from Hwy 1 to Hwy 82, Greenville, MS
  • Statesman Boulevard and Trail, MS:  $1.47 million for road reconstruction beginning near the intersection of Hwy 8 and Westminster Avenue and ending near Chadwich-Dickson Fieldhouse.  The project will be less than one mile.
  • Canton Parkway, MS:  $2.744 million for road construction on the southern portion of the city of Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, between U.S. 51 South and state Route 43 South in the Second Congressional District.