Paving well underway on Division, Lameuse

Paving on major thoroughfares in east Biloxi continues to make progress.

Warren Paving Co. had two lanes of asphalt on Division Street from Lee to Caillavet by midday today, and paving on Lameuse Street south of Division was expected to be complete by the end of the day.

The temporary paving is a continuation of the city’s work that began Friday with the paving of Main Street from Division to the CSX railway.

In the next few days work is expected to take place on Main, north of Division, on Porter Avenue, south of Division, and from Division to Forest Avenue. The work is expected to be completed well ahead of Good Friday.

City crews also are expected to begin adding striping to Division Street later this week.

“We’re going to continue to make as much of an impact as we can with this temporary paving,” said Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, who since being elected 10 months ago has pushed to see improvements made to the 55 miles of unpaved streets in east Biloxi. Asphalt was removed more than a year ago, as part of the $117 million project to replace or improve the infrastructure below the streets between I-110 and Point Cadet, north of the CSX railway.
See today’s paving work
See aerial video of Main Street paving


The week that was: Construction, fire and police

The Community Development Department issued $2.6 million in permits last week, including a building permit for a new sanctuary for St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Woolmarket and a new pet care facility, the Dawg House, at 181 Hopkins Blvd. Meantime, the Biloxi Fire Department responded to 149 calls, including 109 medical emergencies, while the Biloxi Police Department reported 2,056 calls for service, making 158 arrests.
See the details in the Weekly Report


News and notes

Special Needs Egg Hunt: All physically and mentally challenged children, adults and their parents are invited to attend the sixth annual Special Needs Egg Hunt at the Biloxi Town Green on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. To view a flyer with more details, click here.

Splash pad to re-open: The Parks and Recreation Department will re-open the Point Cadet Plaza splash pad beginning Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m. The splash pad will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Detail: 228-388-7170

Council preview: To see the agenda and supporting documents for the Biloxi City Council meeting on Tuesday, click here.