Council to reconsider Fayard-Bayview realignment

The Biloxi City Council will have a special meeting Wednesday at 11 a.m. to reconsider the measure to realign Fayard Street at Bayview Avenue. Councilmembers had approved the resolution at their meeting last week.
Read the agenda and amended resolution


Stretch of Popp’s Ferry to close Saturday

Popp’s Ferry Road between Cedar Lake and Motsie Road will be closed Saturday at 7 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday at 8 p.m. so workers can install drainage systems as part of the widening of that stretch of Popp’s Ferry Road.

Motorists should use either Cedar Lake Road or Lamey Street as an alternate route. The work will actually take place near the entrance to the city’s Public Safety Communications Center and Public Safety Garage.

The closure is the second of only three planned closures for the yearlong project, which will see a four-lane boulevard created in the mile-long stretch of Popp’s Ferry Road between Cedar Lake and Lamey.

The travel lanes will go from two-way traffic covering 24 feet to four lanes of traffic covering 60 feet. A five-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the north side of the new Popp’s Ferry Road, and a 10-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the south side.

The $6.5 million project, funded mainly with Mississippi Department of Transportation funds administered through Gulf Regional Planning Commission, is expected to be completed in about 12 months. The project was designed by the engineering firm Neel-Schaffer and is being constructed by Lane Construction.
See a map of the closure and detour


Biloxi Visitors Center presents ‘Biloxi Memories’

The Biloxi Visitors Center will host a meet-the-author night and book signing for “Biloxi Memories” on Thursday at from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Based on the critically acclaimed documentary  “Biloxi Memories and the Broadwater Beach Hotel,” which was produced and written by Barbara Sillery, “Biloxi Memories” is  a lavishly illustrated celebration of Biloxi. In the book, Sillery looks at the city’s history from its first inhabitants until today. She conducted nearly 30 interviews to bring new life into the tales of the coastal resort.

The author also  touches on the city’s most famous visitors – Iberville, Elvis Presley, Jayne Mansfield, Jefferson Davis, and more – and some of the area’s curious characters, including the “Mad Potter.”

This free event on Thursday will include a presentation by the author followed by a book signing and refreshments.  A 15 percent discount will be offered on books purchased during the event.