Bike and Pedestrian Use Enhancements Project, Davis Bayou, Mississippi District, Gulf Islands National Seashore
US Department of the Interior
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Engineering and/or Construction
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.