SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Southaven officials say the Mississippi Department of Transportation plans to soon release an $850,000 state grant the city was set to receive to construct a nearly 3-mile bike path and walking trail system linking the city's two largest parks.
The Commercial Appeal reports the city learned earlier this year that funding for the project was frozen by MDOT because of the ongoing state auditor's investigation into Mayor Greg Davis' spending.
Southaven Planning Director Whitney Choat-Cook told the board members last week that the city needed to pay to get the preliminary engineering work on the project started, so when the funds are released construction can begin immediately.
The board agreed to pay Civil Link engineering firm $90,000 to do the preliminary engineering work.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com