Reminder: Infrastructure meeting tonight at North Bay

Residents in the Cedar Lake subdivision and areas off Brasher Road are reminded about a meeting this evening to hear about massive infrastructure work coming to their neighborhoods. The public meeting is at 6 this evening at North Bay Elementary school.

The $11.5 million infrastructure phase – one of the largest so far in the city’s on-going $355 million program – will see the replacing or rehabbing of water mains, sewer and storm drain lines, and curbs and sidewalks disrupted by construction and will impact two dozen streets. The Cedar Lake and Brasher Road area work will begin in early April 2014 and is scheduled to be completed 540 days later, in early September 2015.

The federally funded work is part of the city’s huge initiative to repair infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Already more than $50 million worth of work has been completed or is nearing completion with another $240 million pending in east Biloxi and along the front beach.

“This particular project north of the Bay covers about five square miles, but it’s in areas north and south of Interstate 10, so it’s really spread out,” said Marvin G. Dalla Rosa, program manager for HNTB, the firm overseeing the infrastructure program.

Tonight’s community meeting follows a pattern where the city meets with interested residents to answer any questions about the work.
See the postcard mailed to residents last week
Read more about the infrastructure program


News and notes

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council this afternoon, without comment, opted not to consider a proposal to swap a 75-space city parking lot north of the Bombay Bicycle Club for Copeland estate-owned land south of the Magnolia Hotel. To see photos from today’s meeting, click here.

Traffic update: The Public Works Department’s daily Traffic Update includes a comprehensive list of streets, drainage and infrastructure work taking place throughout the city. The column also now includes the weekly radar schedule from the Biloxi Police Department. To see the listing, click here.