More road paving expected by Christmas

More road paving expected by Christmas

Oscar Renda will be paving a half-dozen more streets between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

These streets include Strangi Avenue south of Division Street, Esters Boulevard from Strangi west to Keller Avenue, Division Street between Penny Avenue and Strangi, Murray Street between Elmer and Nichols streets, and Nixon Street between Murray and Division streets.

The last section of Crusaders Drive that runs parallel to I-110 along with Percy Avenue between Crusaders Drive and Bohn Street and Bohn Street north of Division between Division and Percy are also expected to see blacktop by Christmas.

The news, along with the announcement that sidewalk and driveway work on Keller Avenue is expected to see completion next month, is among the highlights for this month’s nearly two-and-a-half minute status video published today on the city’s YouTube channel.

Project Superintendent John Cowart, who records the video updates, also said crews are working to complete the drainage system between Penny and Strangi by Christmas.
See the latest video of progress


News and notes: Holiday schedules, council meeting

Garbage, trash and recycling pickup: The Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday means that garbage, trash and recycling pickups in Biloxi will be delayed by a day. If your pickup day is Thursday, crews will be around on Friday, and if your pickup day is Friday, looks for crews to make the rounds on Saturday. As usual, make sure the carts and any other trash are by the curb by 6:30 a.m. on day of pickup. Any issues? Call (228) 701-9086, which is the phone number displayed on side of the carts.

Holiday closings: Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

Visitors Center hours: The Biloxi Visitors Center will be closed on Thursday but will resume normal daily hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday. For more information, call the center at 228-374-3105.

Council meetings:  The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is set for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. followed by a special-called meeting for the public to comment on the panhandling issues and revised licensing procedures.  Both meetings will be at the Biloxi City Hall.  To see the agendas and supporting documents, click here