Multiple paving jobs underway; harbor launch closes Wednesday

Asphalt is being poured in all areas of the city today, with the final segment of paving on Back Bay Boulevard taking place right now, the final overlay at the Cedar-Popp’s intersection beginning at 8 tonight, and paving planned for the boat ramp area of the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor beginning Wednesday.

The Back Bay paving will mean Back Bay Boulevard will be blacktopped from I-110 to Oak Street, for motorists seeking a quick route between Back Bay and Point Cadet. Additionally, with all of Back Bay Boulevard, Caillavet Street and Oak Street now paved, a traffic loop has been created, using U.S. 90 as the southernmost leg.

North of the Bay, crews will be applying the final layer of asphalt at the intersection of Cedar Lake and Popp’s Ferry roads this evening, working from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., to minimize inconvenience to the 29,000 motorists who travel that intersection on an average day. Workers hope to complete the paving of the intersection Tuesday night, when they will also be working from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Meantime, the parking areas at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, from the Port Division building eastward to past the boat launch, will be closed for several days beginning Wednesday to allow workers to remove existing asphalt and apply new blacktop. The boat launch also will be closed during this time.

Boaters may use launches at Kuhn Street, Lee Street or Forrest Avenue as alternatives.
See video of Back Bay paving
See paving areas of Biloxi Small Craft Harbor
See the status of roadwork citywide


News and notes

The week that was: The Fire Department report was unavailable, but to see last week’s activity in the departments of Police and Community Development, click here.

City Council meeting reminder: The Biloxi City Council has a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda for the meeting, along with supporting documents, click here.

Parade aboard Biloxi schooner:  The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is offering the public a chance to sail aboard the Biloxi Schooner during the Dec. 3 Christmas on the Water evening parade.  Tickets are available at the Museum and are $40 per adult and $25 for ages 3 to 12.  Details: 228-435-6320.

And they’re off: To see video of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich sounding the starting horn for the Mayor’s Cup 5K on Saturday in front of City Hall, click here.