MDOT begins U.S. 90 work in Biloxi

MDOT crews closed the westbound left lane of U.S. 90 today at White Avenue for drainage improvements as part of a repaving project on the state highway.

Work and the lane closure at White Avenue are expected to continue until Friday, followed by similar pipe replacement work on U.S. 90 at Acacia Drive, Rodenburg Avenue and two locations at Beauvoir Road. Workers are expected to be at each location for three days.

“U.S. Highway 90 is a crucial travel route for tourism and business along the coast,” MDOT Public Information Officer Jace Ponder said. “We monitor city events and do everything possible to schedule work to have the least amount of impact on traffic and commerce. Crews will not be on the highway for major events whenever possible.”

The Mississippi Department of Transportation had announced the U.S. 90 work in August 2018. The first two sections, $4.4 million and $5.5 million contracts awarded to Huey P. Stockstill, covered from the east end of the Bay St. Louis bridge to Russell Avenue, and from Russell Avenue to Debuys Road. The third phase, from Debuys to the Biloxi Bay Bridge, was awarded to Warren Paving for $6.5 million with an expected completion in late summer or early fall of this year.
See the status of roadwork throughout the city
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News & notes: Scrapin; fresh color, splash pads, B-Alert

Scrapin: Scarpin the Coast, the annual gathering of low-riding vehicles, takes place June 21-23. That means thousands more vehicles motoring on U.S. 90, and the return of traffic cones. To see the Scrapin website, click here. To see the 2019 Scrapin traffic plan, which mirrors the 2018 plan, click here.

Fresh color: Biloxi Parks & Recreation crews were planting periwinkles outside City Hall today and you can expect to see new plants at the north entrance at MGM Park, in time for upcoming Southern League All-Star Game and associated events. To see a gallery of photos from outside City Hall today, click here. To see the All-Star Game activities, click here.

Splash pads: The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will close two splash pads on Thursday for maintenance. The splash pad at Hiller Park will be closed all day and the one at the Margaret Sherry Library will close at 1 p.m. To visit the parks & recreation webpage, click here.

B-Alert: Stay in the know about road closures, road re-openings, and other traffic advisories by signing up for B-Alert.  It’s a real-time, on-the-go messaging system that brings advisories directly to your cell phone.  Just text BILOXI to 888777.