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Waveland eyes sidewalk project
By Dwayne Bremer
Sep 23, 2017, 00:19

The Waveland Board of Aldermen on Wednesday approved a study which may facilitate a city-wide sidewalk project.
The study, which was obtained with the help of Compton Engineering, will be conducted in several phases, officials said.
The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, identifying rights-of-way; documenting utility locations; mapping potential sidewalk paths; and determining potential costs, Mickey Lagasse of Compton said Friday.
There will also be public hearings to obtain community input about the project, Lagasse said.
A grant will fund 80 percent of the study and the city will contribute about $20,000, officials said.
Some of the areas being considered for sidewalks include Coleman Avenue, Herlihy Street, Nicholson Avenue, St. Joseph Street, and Margie Street, officials said.
Once the study is complete, it will be presented to the board of aldermen, Lagasse said.
The board will then decide if the project is feasible and affordable.
Lagasse said there are several funding options, including grants such as the "Safe Routes to Schools" grant.
The city of Diamondhead applied for a Safe Route to Schools grant last year, but city leaders have yet to move forward on that project.
Bay St. Louis has also added sidewaks on several roads over the past few years.
Lagasse said Waveland's study should take about six months to complete.


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