Heavy traffic expected this weekend for Cruisin’

Cruisin’ The Coast 2023, America’s Largest Block Party, is rolling along Coast roadways and an increase in traffic is expected in town this weekend.

Biloxi Police are reminding everyone to be patient, expect heavy traffic, and plan ahead.

“You are going to see traffic start to really back up on Friday and expect to see bumper-to-bumper traffic on Saturday,” said Biloxi Police Chief John Miller. “But our goal is to keep traffic moving.”

As part of the plan to keep traffic moving, not unlike other major events, traffic cones will be going down along Beach Boulevard. City crews will begin placing the cones along the roadway Friday morning at 3 a.m. from Debuys Road to Rodenberg Avenue.

The cones will allow the police, if necessary, to direct traffic to the outside, right-hand land and use the left-hand lane for emergency vehicles only.

Along I-110 southbound, cones will remain on the roadway directing traffic to exit at Bayview. Digital signage has been placed at the foot of the exit with directions to Beach Boulevard.

Chief Miller also reminds motorists to use zipper merging when traveling southbound on I-110. Zipper merging is the practice of cars merging in an alternating pattern, using both southbound lanes as long as possible.

Added Miller: “Be patient, take your time, enjoy the event, and prepare yourself when traveling in Biloxi this weekend. Let’s try to have a continued, safe event.”
See the Cruisin’ The Coast traffic plan
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News & notes: Weekly report, block party, library

The week that was: Get the behind-the-scenes details on the week that was in Biloxi. Weekly reports from the departments of Police, Fire, Community Development, Engineering, and Public Works are online for review. To see the reports from last week and an archive of weekly reports, click here.

Biloxi Block Party: The City of Biloxi hosted its annual Downtown Biloxi Block Party from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as part of the Cruisin’ The Coast festivities. Hundreds of antique vehicles and spectators filled Downtown streets. The affairs also included live entertainment and vendors. To see photos from the block party, click here

West Biloxi Library: Renovations at the West Biloxi Library, 2047 Pass Road, are wrapping up. So the library remains closed but is expected to reopen to the public within a week or two.