Steelman Lane in Ocean Springs is getting a makeover

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A small road in Ocean Springs will soon be getting a makeover.

Right now, Steelman Lane runs off of Ocean Springs Road, not connecting to another road, but backing up to a number of popular businesses, like Raising Cane’s, Walgreens, and Woody’s.

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The improvements include widening and repaving the road as well as connecting it to existing roads so that drivers can get to all the shops and restaurants that line Highway 90 without having to take the highway. Ocean Springs District 5 Supervisor Randy Bosarge said, “We have a great economical development opportunity here with combination of redoing this road and making it more safe, number one, but making it more passable. Number two is going to bring in probably about 35,000 plus more square feet of retail space to this area which pays ad valorem taxes and sales taxes.”

They hope to start construction in the next few months.