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Statesmen Boulevard groundbreaking set for July 19

By July 13, 2017

A groundbreaking ceremony for Statesmen Boulevard is set for 2 p.m. on July 19.

The Statesmen Boulevard project will create a new and improved gameday traffic entrance for the university’s athletic facilities north of Highway 8 and west of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Funding for this project was made possible in part by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration and the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Additionally, there will be a 20 percent local match from Delta State and the City of Cleveland.

Construction will also include improvement of streets around an in front of the football stadium, new sidewalks and street lighting installation, and the construction of new storm drainage piping and fencing.

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