April 13th through the 15th, thousands of people will flood the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a little fun in the sun.
Black Spring Break brings an influx of visitors to South Mississippi which will create heavy traffic in some areas. The Gulfport Police Department has deployed a traffic plan to keep vehicles moving smoothly throughout the city if it does begin to back up.
The plan, in part, states all east and westbound traffic on Highway 90 at the Cowan Road intersection will be diverted north onto Cowan Road. Traffic will be sent north to I-10 where it will be sent east towards Biloxi. Gulfport PD Public Information Officer Sgt. Clayton Fulks said, “The most important thing for people driving to know is to be patient and expect delays and to not stop needlessly in traffic. Just keep moving. There is going to be one lane for traffic on Highway 90 going each way and one lane for emergency responders. Do not enter the emergency responder lane and if you do you will be ticketed and towed.”
Police are asking people to consider using alternative routes and avoid main roadways such as Highway 90 and Cowan Road during Spring Break Weekend especially during peak afternoon and evening hours from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.