Summertime means more paving in east Biloxi

The East Biloxi infrastructure work — the arduous process of replacing, restoring, relocating and repaving about 60 miles of city streets — continues its grueling pace.

Oscar Renda Contracting, the firm responsible for about 55 miles of work north of the CSX railway, has asphalt going down on two dozen streets, while also continuing to install the final sewer and drainage lines on Forrest Avenue north and south on Division, where construction of the new Keesler main entrance continues.

Drivers south of the CSX railway are seeing the pace of paving quickening on some of the eight miles of work in the Hemphill Construction area, which runs from downtown Biloxi to Seashore Methodist. Paving is in the works for Benachi Avenue and Azalea Drive.
Video: See the video update online
See detailed maps of progress
Read the overview from project managers

Shuckers launch series with Braves tonight

By Garrett Greene, Biloxi Shuckers

The Biloxi Shuckers open a five-game homestand hosting the Mississippi Braves tonight. The contest ushers in the first home series against the Mississippi Braves this season and will feature a number of fun-filled experiences, including golf night, fireworks and a kids backpack giveaway.
See the complete story and ticket info

News & notes: Traffic cones, podcast, trees

Traffic cones: Traffic cones will be placed down the center lanes of U.S. 90 Friday at 4 a.m., signaling the pending arriving of thousands of Scrapin the Coast motorists. The car show begins Friday and continues through Sunday. To see the traffic plan, click here.

Podcast: Scrapin the Coast, MDOT work, the Saenger Theatre and other topics are discussed in this week’s City Desk podcast. To listen to the program, recorded this morning at City Hall, click here.

Tree committee: The city’s Tree Committee has vacancies in the Wards 6 and 7 and committee members hope any interested residents in those wards will contact their respective councilmember. To see more on the vacancies and on the Tree Committee, click here.