Biloxi infrastructure update

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Some major infrastructure projects are nearing completion in East Biloxi as we move through 2020.

Right before Christmas work crews laid down the last base course of asphalt on the north end of Forrest Avenue and railroad tracks.

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Now workers will finish up driveways and sidewalks in that area while they await city approval to apply the final coat of asphalt on the 55 mile project in that area.

South of the railroad tracks, crews have been busy installing a water line on Howard Avenue which has resulted in some lane closures.

Work on that project is planned to be complete before the Mardi Gras festivities in February.

Cecilia Dobbs Walton with the City of Biloxi says the projects replace outdated systems in the city. “By replacing it, upgrading the system can help things to flow better, help cause less of issues with the water, sewage, and drainage throughout the city. So, it could just make a better place for the City of Biloxi for the residents, for the visitors.”

For more information about these projects and status updates you can visit Biloxi.ms.us.

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Grant Chighizola was raised in Picayune, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2019 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. As a lover of sports, he served as the Sports Editor for USM’s student newspaper, the Student Printz, and hosted a weekly sports talk show on the school’s radio station. He also served as an Anchor/Reporter for USM’s student run newscast, Hub City TV, covering news and sports. When not out in the field, Grant enjoys spending time with family, reading a good book, and catching up on the latest sporting events.

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