Brodie Road opens to traffic Wednesday at 8 a.m.

A new-and-improved Brodie Road will re-open to traffic Wednesday morning at 8, with contractors wrapping up work a half a month ahead of schedule despite a project that saw nearly three months of rain.

The 14-month, $3.2 million project saw Brodie widened to three lanes from Cedar Lake Road to Destiny Plantation and two lanes from Destiny to Lamey Road, the city limits with D’Iberville.

“Our contractors — F&F Construction, SCI and Warren Paving — and our construction manager, Yates Construction, all did a great job,” Mayor A.J. Holloway said. “When you consider that nearly a third of the project time saw rainfall, it’s remarkable that they were able to get everything done ahead of schedule.”

The project included the installation of new utilities, and curbs and gutters.

“I wish we could have installed sidewalks and-or bike paths, but it just wasn’t in the funding at this point,” Holloway said. “That’s something we definitely should look at when funds become available.”

Excel by 5 health fair is Saturday

The Ready Set Go Children’s Health Fair, a project of the Biloxi Excel by 5 Coalition, will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michel School, 1424 Father Ryan Ave.

The health fair will provide children from infants to age 5 with free health screenings for blood pressure, dental, vision, scoliosis, hearing and speech and language development.

Information also will be available on tricycle safety, car seat checks, and fire and police safety.

The goal is to promote preventative health care, education and early intervention while providing a family outing. Snacks, games and entertainment will be available. Details: 436-1644

News and notes

Breakfast report: Mayor A.J. Holloway will update city progress and issues during the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce’s “Breakfast With the Mayor” Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Innovation Center on Popp’s Ferry Road.

Traffic update: Get the latest on traffic work in and around the city by clicking here.