Poarch Band of Creek Indians receive federal funds for Jack Springs Road improvements

The $24.1 million grant will pave and add a crosswalk

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has received a $24.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration for improvements to Jack Springs Road near Atmore in Escambia County.

The project will include paving, wider lanes and shoulders, installing rumble strips and intersection improvements. A crosswalk also will provide access to high use recreation areas and essential services.

“Good transportation elements are key to the economic livelihood and well-being of the communities that are home to Native Americans, Alaska Natives and other indigenous peoples,” said Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Transportation secretary. “The grant for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will help connect those in the community to local destinations and make travel on Tribal land safer.”

The Poarch Band of Creek Indian’s project is part of five nationwide projects totaling $88.2 million receiving funding under the FHWA’s Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Transportation Projects Program.

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