City crews focusing on sand, edging on U.S. 90

The city on Tuesday morning will have multiple crews working on U.S. 90 to remove sand and trim medians on east and central beach in Biloxi, working their way to DeBuys Road later this week.

A Parks & Recreation crew of 14 laborers will be focusing on the northern median from Oak Street working westward, beginning at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning, with the goal of covering eight miles, to Veterans Avenue no later than Wednesday. The Parks & Recreation crew will be on U.S. 90 from 6 a.m. to¬†noon, allowing workers to complete routine park maintenance in the afternoons.

Meantime, the Public Works Department has two five-men crews working from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the week.  One crew is using heavy equipment to remove sand from the sides of U.S. 90 and another trimming grass from sidewalks on the north side of U.S. 90.

“We actually started on U.S. 90 on Friday down at Myrtle Street and we’ve worked westward, reaching Holley Street,” said Public Works Director Billy Ray Allen. “We have a separate crew on sand, and if manpower becomes available, we’ll add a third crew to speed things up even more.”

Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when approaching work zones.