City match budgeted for MGM Park walkway

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich on Tuesday will be asking the City Council to approve the $400,000 match for the overhead pedestrian bridge that will connect the north and south sides of U.S. 90 at MGM Park.

The open-air, stand-alone walkway will be just west of Caillavet Street and will have elevators at each end. The walkway will be dark bronze, to match the nearby parking garages. It will be nearly 35 feet above U.S. 90 and will be 160 feet long to cover the nine lanes of the highway at Caillavet Street.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation, which will oversee the $2 million project, which is funded primarily with federal funds, says once right of way issues are worked out on the north and south sides of the site, the project would be bid. No word yet on when construction would begin.
See the plans and elevation for the pedestrian bridge


News and notes

Community Festival postponed:  Biloxi Main Street has decided to reschedule the Community Market Festival, originally set for Tuesday, for Thursday, June 8.  The festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the I-110 overpass off Howard Avenue and include cooking demonstrations by Chef James Balster of the Beau Rivage and entertainment by Amber Dawn.  Details: 228-435-6339.

The Seafood Capital of the World: The third installment of the 10th Annual Preservation in May is set for Thursday at the Biloxi Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum and is titled “Biloxi: The Seafood Capital of the World”. Participants will learn how Biloxi seafood is enjoyed around the world and be able to sample some gulf fresh seafood.  To see more about the series, click here

Weather watch:  To keep up with the latest information on serve weather and flooding in the area, click here