Popp’s Ferry Detour begins Thursday at 9 a.m.

The City of Biloxi will implement its Popp’s Ferry Road traffic plan Thursday at 9 a.m., when westbound traffic on the north Biloxi thoroughfare will be one way between Cedar Lake Road and Jam Lane and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Richard Drive.

The traffic plan is necessary to allow workers to begin widen to five lanes Popp’s Ferry between Cedar Lake and Jam Lane, a $3.8 million project that is part of a multi-million-dollar effort to upgrade Popp’s Ferry Road and several connecting roadways. Work on this phase is expected to be completed within a year.

The city had planned to implement the traffic plan a couple of weeks ago. Inclement weather forced a delay in the detour, but contractors were able to begin preliminary roadwork.

Property owners on Popp’s Ferry Road and on adjoining streets were notified of the traffic plan several weeks ago.

Detour routes will be clearly marked, and the Police Department will have extra patrols in the area as needed.