Cedar Lake north of I-10 to close for five weeks

The area 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.

The Cedar Lake construction zone is less than a half-mile long but will require a detour that includes Popp’s Ferry Road and Old Highway 67. Contractor Jay Bearden Construction expects Cedar Lake to re-open Dec. 16.

The work is to extend sewer service north of I-10 at Cedar Lake to serve Holly Bluff Circle, Spring Road, Summer Lane, Easy Lane, Silkwood Lane and residences and business along Cedar Lake Road north of I-10. The service area will extend to the Cedar Lake Bridge, which crosses the Tchoutacabouffa River. 

The project, which is funded through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s State Revolving Loan Fund, has an overall project budget of $2.55 million.  Weather permitting, the entire project, including four new sewer pumping stations, should be completed late summer or early fall of 2017.
See the work area and detour map


Back Bay Boulevard paving nearing completion

Oscar Renda, the firm overseeing the 55 miles of infrastructure work in east Biloxi, reports that in the next week asphalt will cover all of Back Bay Boulevard, as well as Crawford Street and Seal Avenue north of Division.

The updates, along with progress reports on Lee Street, Porter Avenue and other thoroughfares, are among the announcements made in this month’s video report.
See the two-minute video


News and notes

Polling until 7 p.m.: Biloxi Police report heavy traffic on thoroughfares near most of the polling places throughout the city for today’s elections. Polls are open to 7 this evening. Do you know where to vote? To see a handy polling place locator and ballot information, click here.

Mayor’s Cup:  The annual Mayor’s Cup 5K Run takes place downtown Saturday.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Lameuse Street in front of City Hall with the 1-mile at 9 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.  For more information and to download the registration form, click here

Art exhibit reception:  The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum will hold a reception for its newest exhibit, featuring Mississippi Coast seascapes by Bruce Seabolt, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum.   To read more, click here.  

Get to know Biloxi: There’s a neat collection of short videos tracing Biloxi’s colorful history, architecture and traditions now showing on the city’s YouTube channel.  To go directly to the online lineup of documentaries, which are part of the permanent exhibits at the Biloxi Visitors Center, click here