Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) has announced that Yazoo City has been awarded approximately $12,641,440 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for specific development and construction projects around the area.
The funding, which has been allocated through the FY22 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grants Program, will serve the following purposes:
- Construction of a train station
- Development of a stormwater park to capture and absorb excessive stormwater and flooding
- “Complete streets” redevelopment that will include bike lanes, sidewalks, lighting, broadband infrastructure, and stormwater management along Main Street
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