More paving in works on north contract

Oscar Renda Contracting, which now has six crews installing sewer and drainage lines along Anglada and Main Streets, expects to install three miles of paving on several streets in the next few weeks, and progress is being made on Division Street now that a gas line has been relocated.

In this month’s progress video, which was published on the city’s YouTube channel today, General Superintendent John Cowart reports that a base coat of asphalt will be installed on Benachi north of Division, on Porter from Division to Cherokee, on Cherokee east and west of Porter, and all of Lee Street north of Division.

In the eastern portion of the project, where pavement has been added on all streets, crews are continuing to install landscaping and replace fencing that had been removed or disturbed during the infrastructure work.

Now that Centerpoint Energy has relocated a gas line that had delayed work in Division Street, Oscar Renda crews have been able to install sewer lines between Reynoir and Division. Crews are now hoping the portion of the gas between Lameuse and Nichols will soon be relocated, which Oscar Renda says is delayung the final stretch of sewer work on Division.

Crews are continuing to install a sewer line south of Division at Querens, Porter and Forrest south of Division, and residents along Porter and Columbus will soon be connected to the new city water system.
See this month’s video of progress


News and notes: Baseball, Saenger, traffic update, Army band

MGM Park baseball: Mississippi State faces Southeast Louisiana in the college baseball game this evening at 6:30 at MGM Park. Tickets range from $13 to 19.50, according to the MGM Park website. To go there, click here.

More baseball:  Jeff Clark, the multi-media entertainment guru at the Sun Herald, featured Biloxi Indians Baseball Coach Eddie Lofton and the city’s Public Affairs manager on his #ClarkCast podcast Tuesday. Lofton discussed the huge Battle at the Beach baseball tournament now underway, and listeners also heard about city issues and events du jour.  To watch Clark’s 13-minute program, click here.

Bird’s eye view: You’ve heard about the upcoming restoration of the roof and exterior walls of the Saenger Theatre. To see a bird’s eye view of the theater, published today on the city’s YouTube channel, click here.

Traffic update: The Traffic Update column, which gives an overview of streets and drainage work now underway throughout the city, is updated each weekday morning on the city website. To see the report, click here.

Army band concert: The 41st Army Band performed a free concert Tuesday evening at the Biloxi Visitors Center Lighthouse Pavilion.  Tonight, the group performs on Keesler at the Vandenberg Commons at 5:30 p.m. and the jazz combo performs at the White House Hotel at 6 p.m.  To see a video from the Tuesday night performance, click here