City receives grant to construct sidewalks, covered bus shelters and bike racks.

December 19, 2016

LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF DIAMONDHEAD

Dear Residents:
I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of a City project to make Golf Club Drive as well as other areas of the City safer for school children as well as pedestrians, bicyclists and people using golf carts. The City of Diamondhead received a grant through the Mississippi Department of Transportation “Safe Routes to School” Program in the amount of $300,000 which the City is matching with local funds of $60,000. This grant will construct sidewalks on the east side of Golf Club Drive extending from Diamondhead East to the first entrance of the Diamondhead Country Club and include five covered bus shelters and bike racks throughout the City at the following locations:

1. Golf Club Drive and Ahui Street
2. Country Club Circle and Golf Club Drive
3. Noma Drive and Oaks Blvd.
4. Bayou Drive and Diamondhead Dr. West
5. Diamondhead East Rec and North Rec – Existing shelters are in place

All work will take place in the existing right-of-way. In the next few weeks, a survey will be done and any obstacles that are in the way of construction will be notated for removal and replacement at the cost of the City. You will be notified if this affects you once the survey has been conducted.

Diamondhead was the only city on the Coast to receive this competitive grant and we are hopeful to use this program again to eventually add sidewalks on Golf Club Drive from the Country Club to the Water Tower. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Professional Engineer that is overseeing this project, Mrs. Karen Sites with MS Engineering and Development LLC at 228-265-4726 or myself at City Hall with any concerns or questions.

As always, we appreciate your cooperation and patience with the City while we are working our best to provide you with the best services and amenities possible.

Sincerely,
Clovis Reed

City Manager