City’s street-lighting work to wrap up next week

The city’s major lighting projects on U.S. 90 — new lights from Oak to Myrtle streets on Point Cadet and ornamental sidewalk lighting from Iberville to Porter on the west beach — will be wrapping up next week, but motorists should expect intermittent lane closures Monday morning for the east Biloxi work.

B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors will be installing the final light fixture on the Point Cadet section of U.S. 90 on Monday morning, requiring the temporary closure of the inside westbound through lane and eastbound left turn lane. Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to be completed by noon. Warning signs will be posted in the work zones.

The new ornamental lighting for the sidewalk on the north side of U.S. 90 between Porter Avenue and Iberville Drive is expected to be operational by Tuesday evening, contractors say.

The U.S. 90 lighting work, incidentally, is the final phase of a million-dollar, federally-funded initiative that saw storm-damaged lights restored or repaired throughout downtown, on Pass Road, along Back Bay and under the I-110 overpass.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation, meantime, is responsible for repairs to the lone stretch of U.S. 90 where street lights remain inoperative — the area between Porter Avenue and Caillavet Street.