MDOT project set to begin at Co-Lin campus

Published 8:00 am Monday, May 13, 2024

Construction is set to begin May 20 at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Wesson Campus for a project funded through the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Co-Lin will use the MDOT grant funds to construct new sidewalks, add speed tables, and replace fencing. The primary area in need of these additions are high traffic areas for vehicles and student walkers, including the area between Fortenberry Career-Technical Building and Stone Stadium. This area is the direct route from the residence halls to Stone Stadium, Fortenberry building, and the Wesson Building and is walked daily by hundreds of students. There are currently no sidewalks in this area. 

The project will begin at Anderson Building with new sidewalks and fencing around the perimeter of Stone Stadium. This will add a safe walkway between Fortenberry Building and Stone Stadium, along with increasing accessibility for pedestrians and game-day spectators. Speed tables will also be added along the roadway. The current cyclone fencing on the visitor’s side of Stone Stadium will be replaced with wrought-iron fencing and brick columns. These changes will help ensure the safety of college students, staff, and other pedestrians. 

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Co-Lin was awarded $938,658 in Federal Transportation Alternative (TA) Program funds from MDOT in 2021 for the project and will be responsible for a 20 percent local fund match.

The contractor for the project is Central Asphalt of Vicksburg.