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Most Biloxi Neighborhood Streets Remain Barricaded at U.S. 90

From City of Biloxi - Vincent Creel   Filed 2/4/06   GCN

Biloxi Police are reminding motorists that the majority of neighborhood streets connecting to U.S. 90 in Biloxi remain barricaded, and it is illegal for motorists to move or drive around a barricade.

More than half of the 52 streets connecting to U.S. 90 in Biloxi remain barricaded along the beachfront, primarily in neighborhoods where debris teams must work or where adequate street lighting may not yet be in place.

However, those key intersections where MDOT has installed traffic signals were re-opened back in mid-December, when the city re-opened all lanes of U.S. 90.

“We’re reminding folks to be patient and continue to respect these barricades,” Assistant Chief of Police Rodney McGilvary said. “It’s important for motorists to cooperate not only for the safety of other drivers, pedestrians and our debris-removal teams, but out of respect for the property owners on these streets.”

McGilvary said the police department would continue to monitor traffic patterns and neighborhood debris-removal progress to determine when any barricades could be removed.

“We’re going to continue to let safety be the guiding force,” McGilvary said, “and we’re very appreciative of the support and cooperation we’ve seen from the public.”

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