Popp’s Ferry widening remains on track

The project to widen the final mile-long stretch of Popp’s Ferry Road between Cedar Lake and the D’Iberville city limits remains on schedule for a summertime opening.

Contactors last week activated new traffic signals at Cedar Lake and Popp’s Ferry roads, and drainage is 80 percent complete on the project. All sewer has been installed west of Motsie Road, and after the first of the year motorists will see crews installing curbs and gutters to show the width of the new four-lane roadway.

“This mile-long stretch of Popp’s Ferry will have more of a boulevard feel,” Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols said. “You’ll see a 16-foot-wide center median and travel lanes that will go from two-way traffic covering 24 feet to four lanes of traffic covering 60 feet.”

A five-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the north side of the new Popp’s Ferry Road, and a 10-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the south side.

The $6.5 million project is funded mainly with Mississippi Department of Transportation funds administered through Gulf Regional Planning Commission. The project was designed by the engineering firm Neel-Schaffer and is being constructed by Lane Construction.
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