Irish Hill to See Temporary Closures, more Biloxi News

From:  City of Biloxi   6/25/18   GCN

Looks like Irish Hill won't be your alterate route to escape Scrapin' traffic this wekeend - at least during the daytime.


Hemphill Construction is closing Irish Hill from Summer Place to St. Paul during daylight hours through Monday to install a new water main along the roadway. The closure, which is actually from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., will detour traffic to Father Ryan Avenue.


As work progresses, expect to see daytime closures from Hubbard Place west to White Avenue and White Avenue east to Azalea Drive. Work is expected to be completed within 15 business days.


The work is part of an 800-day, $23 million project to see new water, sewer and drainage installed in an area from downtown Biloxi to Seashore Methodist, south of the CSX Railway.

See traffic advisories and road closures
Map: See the Hemphill work area


Biloxi Main Street director honored as best in state

Mississippi Main Street Association has named Kay Miller as the Outstanding Director of the Year.

Kay Miller, who serves as the Biloxi Main Street Executive Director as well as the City of Biloxi Downtown Services Manager, was honored with the prestigious award Thursday afternoon during the 29th Annual Awards Luncheon in Jackson.


"I was very surprised and excited to receive this award," Miller said. "I feel so honored to be selected. There are many wonderful and hardworking Main Street Directors in the state of Mississippi."


Mississippi Main Street celebrates the achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities as well as the local directors for helping to make downtown districts move completive, successful and sustainable.


Biloxi Main Street is a multi-faceted, independent organization dedicated to preserve, protect and promote the unique historical character of Old Biloxi. Biloxi's Main Street District is from Porter Avenue at the Biloxi Lighthouse east to Bellman Street and north to Esters Blvd. It also includes Caillevet Street.


Added Miller: "I love my job and I will continue to hopefully share with the world, that Biloxi is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit."
See a photo from the awards ceremony


News & notes: 'FoFo' x 2; splash; podcast; weekend; B-Alert

Two "FoFos" and a Pitbull: Come to find out, Biloxi's mayor is not the only "FoFo." Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich, at the opening of ilov305 at the Hard Rock Thursday afternoon to present a proclamation to Pitbull, discovered that the world-renowed singer's father is also nicknamed "FoFo." To see images from the event, click here


Splash pad: A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday morning for the opening of Biloxi's newest splash pad located at the John Henry Beck Park off Division Street. To see photos from the event, click here.


City Desk: This week's edition of the City Desk podcast, recorded Thursday morning at Biloxi City Hall, focuses on the Scrapin the Coast traffic plan and the Splashin' the Coast swim meet. To listen, click here.


B-Alert: Keep up with Biloxi traffic advisories during Scrapin the Coast by signing up for B-Alert. It's easy: Just text BILOXI to 888777. To see more about B-Alert, click here.