All northbound lanes of I-110 now open to traffic

Biloxi Police report that all northbound lanes of traffic are now open on the Interstate 110 bridge, but motorists exiting at Rodriguez Street in D’Iberville may face delays at peak times until traffic signals replace a four-way stop now at that ramp.

Traffic on many downtown Biloxi streets was snarled Wednesday about 6 p.m. when Mississippi Department of Transportation contractors closed an additional northbound lane near the I-110 span to repair damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Police were unable to effectively implement a contraflow plan that for the past several weeks has helped move northbound traffic each afternoon. Under that plan, a southbound lane of I-110 was used for northbound motorists who accessed I-110 at Division Street.

Police do not plan to implement the contraflow plan now that all northbound lanes are open.