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Biloxi Making Progress on Traffic Flow and Street Signage Repairs from Katrina

by Keith Burton       GCN     Filed 11/20/06

Biloxi officials are reporting significant progress toward making traffic improvements citywide. According to an upcoming citywide mailout, a major portion of a new four-lane Caillavet Street, which is part of the east Biloxi traffic improvement initiative, is now open for traffic.

The remainder of the work the report says will be concluded in the first quarter of 2007, months ahead of schedule, Katrina notwithstanding. Work is also continuing on the new U.S. 90 bridge between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, with motorists expected to be using the first two of six traffic lanes by Thanksgiving 2007, according to MDOT.

Motorists traveling the streets of Biloxi will soon be seeing city contractors installing new traffic signals, street signs and lighting as part of the city’s $2.5 million initiative to repair or replace storm-damaged fixtures.

Already underway is a million-dollar, nine-month project to replace or repair street signs and posts on 630 streets, representing about three-quarters of the streets in the city.

The city's plan is to have traffic signals on Eisenhower Drive near Edgewater Mall in place before the holiday shopping season kicks off, and new traffic signals will be in place on Howard Avenue at Reynoir and Caillavet streets, as well as at Irish Hill Drive and White Avenue.

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