Asphalt going down at Back Bay Boulevard, Cedar-Popp’s

Workers are aiming to wrap up the last phase of base asphalt Friday on Back Bay Boulevard between Boomtown Casino and Lee Street, meaning the four-lane boulevard will be completely paved from IP Casino Resort all the way to Oak Street on Point Cadet.

The work is just part of the tons of asphalt being applied to Biloxi between today and Monday night, when workers will also be applying the final coats of asphalt at the intersection of Cedar Lake Road and Popp’s Ferry Road, part of the widening of Popp’s Ferry.

This morning, workers applied asphalt to the northern end of Seal Avenue and this afternoon they were expected to wrap up the base paving of Crawford north of Division.

Division Street, meantime, is now fully paved from Crawford Street to Oak Street.

The work at Cedar-Popp’s will begin Monday night and will resume Tuesday night when it is expected to be completed. Motorists will experience intermittent lane closures and lane shifts during the work.

Cedar Lake reminder: The section of Cedar Lake Road south of the Cedar Lake Bridge will be closed to traffic for five weeks beginning Monday while city contractors install sewer manholes, sewer mains and other services along the stretch of roadway. For details on that work and to see a detour map, click here.
See photos of today’s paving
See aerial video from two weeks ago
See the Traffic Update column


Weekend preview: Walk, run and shop

Mayor’s Cup, Alzheimer’s walk and Christmas City are all happening this weekend in Biloxi.

The 33rd annual Mayor’s Cup 5K Run takes place Saturday in downtown with a one mile at 9 a.m. and 5K at 9:30 a.m. Both races begin and end in front of the Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse Street.  Race fee is $20 and late registration, also set to take place in front of City Hall, begins at 8 a.m.

The event, open to walkers, race walkers, runners and wheelchair participants, is sponsored by the City of Biloxi and hosted by the Gulf Coast Running Club.

Also on Saturday morning, is the Gulf Coast Walk4ALZ at the Biloxi Town Green.  The walk, which supports the fight against Alzheimer’s, begins at 10 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m.

Over at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, you will find the holiday extravaganza, Ron Meyers Christmas City Gift Show. The three day affair, which kicked off this morning, includes aisles of items such as home decor, holiday decor, jewelry, scrapbook supplies, handmade heirlooms, framed art, fragrances and more.  Times vary throughout the weekend and admission is $8 for a one day pass, $12 for a two days and free for children age 15 and younger.

Elsewhere: Josh Turner will be at the IP, Rick Springfield performs at the Hard Rock and Penn & Teller entertains at the Beau Rivage. 
See the Mayor’s Cup registration  
See a complete line up of events


News and notes

Holiday schedule: Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Friday for the Veterans Day holiday. All offices will resume their normal hours on Monday.

City Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council has a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda for the meeting, along with supporting documents, click here.

Semper Fi:  In celebration of the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday, Chief Administrative Officer and retired Marine Mike Leonard read General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message and served cake at Biloxi City Hall.  To see images from the observance posted earlier today on the city’s Facebook page, click here