The Biloxi City Council will have a special meeting Wednesday at 11 a.m. to reconsider the measure to realign Fayard Street at Bayview Avenue. Councilmembers had approved the resolution at their meeting last week.
Read the agenda and amended resolution
Stretch of Popp’s Ferry to close this weekend
Popps Ferry Road between Cedar Lake Road and Lamey Street will be closed Saturday at 7 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday at 8 p.m. so workers can install drainage systems as part of the widening of that stretch of Popps Ferry Road.
Motorists should use either Cedar Lake Road or Lamey Street as an alternate route. The work will actually take place near the entrance to the city’s Public Safety Communications Center and Public Safety Garage.
The closure is the second of only three planned closures for the yearlong project, which will see a four-lane boulevard created in the mile-long stretch of Popps Ferry Road between Cedar Lake and Lamey.
Whn the work is completed, the travel lanes will expand 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 Popps Ferry Road, and a 10-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the south side.
The $6.5 million project, funded mainly with Mississippi Department of Transportation funds administered through Gulf Regional Planning Commission, is expected to be completed in about 12 months. The project was designed by the engineering firm Neel-Schaffer and is being constructed by Lane Construction.
See a map of the closure and detour
Biloxi Visitors Center presents ‘Biloxi Memories’
The Biloxi Visitor Center will host a meet-the-author night and book signing for “Biloxi Memories” on Thursday at from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Based on the critically acclaimed documentary “Biloxi Memories and the Broadwater Beach Hotel,” which was produced and written by Barbara Sillery, “Biloxi Memories” is a lavishly illustrated celebration of Biloxi. In the book, Sillery looks at the city’s history from its first inhabitants until today. She conducted nearly 30 interviews to bring new life into the tales of the coastal resort.
The author also touches on the city’s most famou7s visitors – Iberville, Elvis Presley, Jayne Mansfield, Jefferson Davis, and more – and some of the area’s curious characters, including the Mad Potter.
This free event on Thursday will include a presentation by the author followed by a book signing and refreshments. A 15 percent discount will be offered on books purchased during the event.
Released by Vincent Creel, Public Affairs Manager, City of Biloxi