Popp’s Ferry widening work set to begin

The city will hold a ground-breaking ceremony this week for the last phase of widening Popp’s Ferry Road, from Cedar Lake Road to Lamey Street, the city limits with D’Iberville.

The ceremony, to be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in front of the First Baptist Church of Biloxi, signals the $6.5 million construction of the 1.25-mile stretch of roadway, which will be widened to four lanes and transition to three at the D’Iberville city limits. Additionally, a 10-foot-wide sidewalk, which could also be used as a bike path, will be constructed alongside the roadway.

Work is expected to be complete in 18 months.

The new roadway was designed by Neel-Schaffer and will be constructed by Lane Construction.
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News and notes

Stadium and roads: The Biloxi City Council is scheduled to hear status reports on MGM Park, the downtown baseball stadium and entertainment venue, and the city’s ongoing infrastructure work when its meets this afternoon at 1:30. To read the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Katrina with class: ¬†Paul Tisdale and Beth John — school superintendents at Biloxi and Pass Christian, respectively, when Katrina struck — will discuss how the schools re-opened and became academic leaders in the state in the Hancock Bank Katrina Cafe on Friday at noon at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. The $10 luncheon price includes lunch and admission to the Katrina +10 exhibits, but reservations must be made Thursday by 5 p.m. To reserve online, click here, or call (228) 374-5547.