Sidewalk crews now working in east Biloxi

The incessant rain from Tropical Storm Cindy last week knocked east Biloxi road crews a week off their schedule, but the good news is that two separate crews this week are working on installing sidewalks on neighborhood streets where asphalt has been applied.

Sidewalks are being installed where they existed pre-Katrina for the most part. The biggest challenges are whether adequate right-of-way exists and if utility poles are in the path.

All sidewalks, which will be from 4- to 8-feet wide depending on right-of-way, will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Two firms are installing sidewalks: Enterprise, which has one crew of eight workers who are now working on Seal and Iroquois; and Gulf Breeze, which has a crew of five workers who on Tuesday will begin installing sidewalks on Division Street, just west of Oak Street.


News and notes

Splashin’ paused: The Parks & Recreation Department has temporarily closed the splash pad behind the Margaret Sherry Library to allow the surface to dry prior to applying a less slippy pad surface.  Work could take up to three weeks or longer to complete based on the weather. For more information, call the department at 228-388-7170.

The week that was:  The calls for service in the Police and Fire departments increased slightly during last week, owing to the rainy weather and the influx of Scrapin’ the Coast traffic. To see the reports from the Fire, Police and Community Development departments, click here.