All lanes open at Pass and Eisenhower

Motorists traveling Pass Road near Eisenhower Drive are able to use all lanes of traffic now that the city’s Public Works Department has patched a pothole that for weeks had closed the righthand westbound lane and bottlenecked traffic each afternoon.

“We certainly would have liked to have patched it sooner,” said Public Works Director Billy Ray Allen, “but we had to wait on a contractor to video the line so we could determine the extent of the repairs. Once the video work was done, we immediately paved it, Tuesday night, in fact, ahead of the rain.”

The pothole was caused by a leak atop a junction box, an underground concrete structure where large drainage pipes meet. The Pass Road site includes a 48-inch drainage line. A leak at the top of the box, which is about three feet underground, caused a void that led to the pothole.

“Once this rain event is over and we get some clear weather, we’re going to make permanent repairs,” Allen said. “The job will take two to three days, once we get some clear weather, but all lanes will remain open in the meantime.”
See the status of roadwork citywide
See the East Biloxi video update


News and notes

No Labor Day garbage service: The Harrison County Utility Authority, the firm responsible for garbage, trash and recycling pickups, says service will be skipped on the Labor Day holiday and will resume at the next scheduled pickup day. Questions? Call HCUA at (228) 868-8752.

Band on the run: A team of Biloxi Fire Department probationary firefighters, in between the gusty winds and intermittent rainfall this morning, jogged along the beachfront as part of their daily physical-fitness regimen. To see video, from the Biloxi Fire Department Facebook page, click here.