Authorities implement traffic plan

Local authorities, facing increased traffic headed to the Mississippi Coast, began implementing the spring break traffic plan Saturday afternoon.

The plan limits U.S. 90 traffic to one lane in each direction between Cowan Road in Gulfport and Rodenburg Avenue in Biloxi, with the inside land reserved for emergency vehicles only.

Additionally, the number of streets with access to U.S. 90 will be limited.

Traffic was heavy and slow moving at 4 p.m. on U.S 90 in Biloxi and Gulfport.

“Venting” of traffic, which diverts motorists from U.S. 90 to Interstate 10, had not been called for, authorities said. If it becomes necessary, local media will be notified immediately.

You can get traffic info plan by calling the 24-hour spring break traffic lines, 435-6147 or 435-4549. Be patient and keep your call brief, as operators are handling a steady stream of calls.