City Council meetings begin shortly

The Biloxi City Council has its 1:30 p.m. today, with a meeting to discuss the city’s tree-protection ordinance. Both meetings will be at City Hall and are open to the public.
See the agenda for the 1:30 meeting


New sidewalk planned between Popp’s Ferry and Hiller Park 

Residents and motorists on Atkinson Road will be seeing construction of a new sidewalk to link Popp’s Ferry Road to just west of Hiller Park.

Nearly three-dozen residents who live on Atkinson Road have been notified of the upcoming work and have been invited to learn more at a community meeting on Monday, Nov.  24 at 6 p.m.  at the Donal M. Snyder Community Center  on Pass Road. The city will announce the work schedule during the meeting.

The new 5,530-foot sidewalk will be five-feet wide with a five-foot green space separating the roadway from the sidewalk.  It will travel the north side of Atkinson from Popp’s Ferry Road to Woodland Park Drive then transition to the south side of Atkinson for the duration.  The sidewalk will link to existing sidewalks on adjacent streets  and several crossings will be striped along Atkinson Road.

City Public Works engineers designed the new sidewalk, and the city will provide the materials while most of the labor will be performed by county crews.  The project is valued at $180,000, but it is expected to be completed for $80,000.
See a map of the work area


Infrastructure work coming up in Balmoral, Edgewater area 

Residents of the Balmoral and Edgewater Drive area in west Biloxi will be seeing a major infrastructure project getting underway in December, and the result will be new water mains, sewer lines and storm drains as well as replacement of the streets, curbs and sidewalks impacted by the construction work.

The $1.82 million project is part of the city’s $355-million Restore Biloxi Infrastructure Repair Program, and residents can get a briefing on the work during a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center on Pass Road.  City representatives will be joined by  program manager HNTB, and contractor Necaise Brothers to answer questions about the project.

The construction will take place primarily along Edgewater Drive, from U.S. 90 to just north of Marshall Road; on Marshall Road, east of Edgewater Drive; and on Balmoral Avenue.

The work will be begin in early December and is scheduled to be completed in December 2015. Some lane closures and periodic short-term interruptions of water service  will be required over the course of the work,  but the contractor will work to give residents advance notice of any interruptions. Residents also can expect to see heavy equipment using the streets in and near construction zones.  Any traffic detours will be clearly marked.

The Balmoral-Edgewater meeting is the latest in a series of community meetings the city has conducted before each of the 14 completed-or-under-construction Restore Biloxi projects. With this project, the city will have about $175 million in Restore Biloxi work either completed or under construction.
See a postcard being mailed to residents
See background on the Restore Biloxi work