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Bike and Pedestrian Use Enhancements Project, Davis Bayou, Mississippi District, Gulf Islands National Seashore

Implementing Organization

US Department of the Interior (DOI)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$6,996,751

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The goal of this project is to partially restore lost recreational opportunities on lands owned by the Department of the Interior (DOI) caused by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill by improving future visitor use and experiences at the Davis Bayou Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Project objectives are to implement roadway safety improvements for the benefit of bicyclists and pedestrians by widening the existing 2.17-mile-long road surface on Park Road to accommodate two multiple-use bicycle-pedestrian lanes -- one on each side of the road. Two traffic calming medians will also be constructed on the road. The restoration "approach" (from the PDARP/PEIS) is to "enhance public access to natural resources for recreational use" and the technique is to enhance infrastructure by, in this case, widening the existing road to include lanes dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians.

Contact

RW Jenkins
(850) 934-2610
r_w_jenkins@nps.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/

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