MDOT awards contract for pedestrian overpass

Biloxi could see two pedestrian overpasses under construction on U.S. 90 next year, within several blocks of each. 

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the pedestrian overpass on U.S. 90 just west of Caillavet Street, at MGM Park, and expects construction to be complete a little more than a year from now.

MDOT District Engineer Gabe Faggard said Greenwood-based Malouf Construction has a notice to begin work on March 15, 2018 and work is expected to be completed in December 2018.

Meantime, Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard said design continues to be tweaked on the pedestrian overpass that will be just east of Main Street. Said Leonard: “We are still working right-of-way issues, so the exact location has not been pinpointed yet. We do know that it will be just east of Main Street and cross into the park at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor. The estimate on timing is that a request for proposals should be out in the spring, with a contract awarded in summer and construction completed possibly as early as the end of the year.”

The overpasses will have elevators and stairs at their north and south ends but will not be connected to any other structures.
See the plans and elevation for MGM Park walkway 


News and notes: Application deadline for Children’s parade, holiday decorations

Children’s parade deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 28 is the deadline for applications for the annual Christmas on the Water Children’s Parade which takes place in downtown Biloxi on Friday, Dec. 1.  Applications are open to children in grades K-4.  To download the application and to see the route, click here.

Holiday decor: City contractors and employees were installing Christmas decorations at the city’s signature landmark today and at locations throughout the city. To see the images, click here