Popp's Ferry Road between Cedar Lake and Lamey Street will be closed from Saturday at 8 a.m. until Sunday at 5 p.m. so workers can install new drainage lines as part of the widening of that stretch of Popp's 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 Biloxi Police and Fire Communications Center.
The closure is the second of three expected closures planned for the yearlong project, which will see a four-lane boulevard created in the mile-long stretch of Popp's Ferry Road between Cedar Lake and Lamey.
The travel lanes 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, funded mainly with Mississippi Department of Transportation funds administered through Gulf Regional Planning Commission, is expected to be completed in about nine months. The project was designed by the engineering firm Neel-Schaffer and is being constructed by Lane Construction.
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Heads up on two downtown events
First Friday: Biloxi Main Street's "Finally… First Friday" will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Biloxi. Along Rue Magnolia and Water Street, merchants , vendors, and live entertainment will be set up. Details: 228-435-6339.
Mayor's Cup: The 32nd Annual Mayor's Cup 5k and 1-mile fun run will be Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m., beginning and ending in front of the Biloxi City Hall. For details and to see a registration form, click here.
News and notes
Council meeting photos: Images from the two City Council meetings on Tuesday are in an album on the city's Facebook page. To see the photos, click here.
Traffic update: To see the status of ongoing streets and drainage work throughout the city, click here.
Released by Vincent Creel and Cecilia Dobbs Walton