FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A new partnership aims to install sidewalks and improve safety along downtown Fulton and Itawamba Community College (ICC).
The project will utilize $1.1 million in Federal Transportation Alternative Program funds.
The sidewalk will be constructed along West Main Street, beginning east of the Fulton Telephone Company. It will continue west toward the Tenn-Tom Waterway walking trail.
Another sidewalk will be built along Stadium Drive, which runs north-south through the ICC campus between the Davis-Event Center and the football stadium.
Pushbutton crosswalks will be installed at Stadium Drive and in front of Sheffield Hall and the new residence hall.
The project will include LED decorative post-top lights to provide well-lit pathways for student and visitor safety.
John Wayne Harris, the director of Projects and Energy Management Systems, said the project will also provide better access to ICC's band hall, which is used as a safe shelter for the City of Fulton.
It'll also provide better access to sporting events and other activities.
“This much-needed sidewalk provides safe paths linking our campus to downtown and the waterway as well as an opportunity for more visible crosswalks and significant lighting upgrade,” ICC President Dr. Jay Allen said.
Fulton Mayor Barry Childers said the project will increase downtown curb appeal, draw more people to the Tenn-Tom Waterway walking trail, and attract ICC students and faculty to downtown businesses.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2022.