Howard Avenue traffic signals to be removed

Traffic signals on Howard Avenue at Seal Avenue and at Lee Street will be taken down Thursday morning. Instead, motorists on Howard Avenue will have the right of way, while those on Seal and Lee will face Stop signs when they arrive at Howard Avenue.

The changes are the result of recommendations from traffic engineers and are being made after a 90-day period for public input, during which time the signals have been in a flashing mode.

A recommendation to remove the traffic signal on Pass Road at McDonnell Avenue has been re-considered, based on public input and a planned upgrade of all signals on the Biloxi portion of Pass Road.

With the removal of the traffic signals at Seal and Lee, Biloxi will have 60 signalized intersections, a third of which are on U.S. 90.