Biloxi Gets a Move on Big Projects
The City of Biloxi is getting a move on a number of major projects that have been in the works for years.
City officials have officially excepted the $5 million grant to begin building the new gate at Keesler Air Force Base, part of a project expected to cost the city about $20 million all together.
The announcement was made today at the Biloxi City Council meeting. The grant allows the design work to begin.
The council also discussed a pedestrian walkway over Highway 90 and repairs to the Saenger Theater. The walkway would stretch from Rodenberg to Camelia, south of Restaurant Row. City of Biloxi Public Affairs Manager Vincent Creel said, “On these big projects that take months, you got to start somewhere and they started tonight. The vision is starting to become a reality on the west Biloxi board walk, on the Keesler gate and on the Saenger Theater.”
City officials tell News 25 they’re now starting the process of hiring engineers to begin working on the Keesler gates design. Creel says the city will continue moving forward with these major projects.