Here’s a heads up on the air show traffic plan

The Blue Angels are renowned for their precision flying, and Biloxi Police are hoping to transfer some of that precion to U.S. 90 motorists on July 21 and 22 when the Navy’s high-flying flight demonstration squadron comes to town July 21-22.

For the Blues Over Biloxi air show, motorists can expect to see the two southernmost lanes of U.S. 90 from Oak Street to the Biloxi Bay Bridge limited to emergency vehicles, leaving two eastbound lanes for traffic. All the westbound lanes will remain open. And during the weekend,  all traffic signals on U.S. 90 from Porter Avenue to the bridge will be in flashing mode.  Police officers will be at each  intersection to assist with traffic control and pedestrian crossings.

Front row to view the air show will be Harrah’s Great Lawn and The Blind Tiger, where visitors will find vendors and a large array of gourmet food trucks.  Parking will be available at Harrah’s. The public should park only in legal parking areas. Do not block sidewalks or medians, and respect private property.

Marine traffic will also be limited in the airshow area, south of Harrah’s and on portions of Deer Island.  An area known as the “show box,” which is center stage for the air show, will be marked as off limits beginning on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. to notify boaters and marine traffic of the perimeters. 

Gates open for the two-day airshow at 9 a.m. at the Great Lawn and performances will take place in the sky from 1 to 4 p.m.  There is no admission fee.
See the Blues Over Biloxi Traffic Plan
See the marine plan
See more about the Blues Over Biloxi airshow


News & notes: Weekend preview, City Desk, B-Alert

Weekend preview: The Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show and a concert by 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, the Back Bay Croaker Classic will be at Gollott’s Fresh Catch Seafood Restaurant, Eddie B will be at the IP, Rachel Platten will perform at the Beau Rivage, and Cedric The Entertainer will be at the Hard Rock.  To see a complete weekend lineup, click here.

City Desk: This week’s edition, recorded this morning at Biloxi City Hall, focuses on the economic growth in Biloxi and gives details about the Blues Over Biloxi airshow and traffic plan.  To listen, click here.

B-Alert:  Want to receive on-the-go information regarding traffic and weather? Text BILOXI to 888777.  To see more about B-Alert, click here.