Meridian Receives Huge Grant from MDOT

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The city of Meridian has received more than a million dollars in grant money from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday night. Barry says the city has been awarded $1.2 million through MDOT's Transportation Enhancement Program. The money is specifically for streetscape and pedestrian improvements in the African American business district.

MDOT Commissioner Dick Hall will be in Meridian for a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the corner of 5th Street and 25th Avenue. The event is open to the public.