A ribbon cutting ceremony for Jackson’s Museum Trail is scheduled on Wednesday, January 13 at 10 a.m. at the pedestrian bridge on the trail. The bridge is a short walk from Laurel Street Park in the Belhaven neighborhood.
Parking will be available along the eastern end of Laurel Street. Golf carts will be available to give participants and members of the media rides to the location.
Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba will be among officials participating in the ceremony.
The Museum Trail project included construction of approximately 2.14 miles of either new multi-use path or replacement sidewalk from the Mississippi Farmers Market on High Street to the Mississippi Children’s Museum on Highland Drive. An abandoned railway was converted to a compliant 10-foot wide multi-use path from Spengler Street to Laurel Street. The project included a new pedestrian bridge over a creek.
The project was funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration and appropriated by the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, along with private sector contributions.