Popp’s Ferry extension meeting is next week

The City of Biloxi takes another step in the process to see a new road connecting Popp’s Ferry and U.S. 90 next week when a hearing will be held to gather public reaction to two proposed routes for the new roadway.

The public will have a chance to review and comment on the two proposed routes during a come-and-go hearing on Tuesday, March 22 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. No formal presentation is planned, a process that allows citizens to speak firsthand with engineers on the design team.

The proposed ground-level roadway – expected to cost $15 million, with anticipated 80 percent federal funding – would be completed in four years, in 2020, in a best-case scenario, once funding is obtained.

The federally mandated process includes a public input evaluation and a final approval on the location and environmental documents (three months), in-field survey work (three months), preliminary design (six months), right-of-way acquisition (18 months) and utility relocation (six months).

Construction will probably take 12 to 18 months, and could begin in late 2018 or 2019, depending on progress with right-of-way acquisition.
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