Biloxi police preparing for Cruisin’ the Coast

Starting next Friday, motorists will notice dividing traffic cones along Highway 90 in Biloxi to keep the left lane clear for emergency vehicles during Cruisin’ the Coast.

First responders will be able to quickly and safely react to service calls despite the influx of heavy traffic.

City officials said not only will the plan help with response time but, the cones will also encourage drivers to slow down and keep their eyes on the road.

The Biloxi Police Department will have extra patrolmen on the streets through next week to ensure traffic safety. Biloxi PIO Captain Brian Dykes said, “It’s very important that drivers pay attention, because drifting off the road in normal times will get your wheels up on the sidewalk or perhaps blow out a tire on the curb. But with as many spectators as we expect standing near the roadway, drifting off the roadway could mean the difference between a blown tire or a hurt child.”

Cruisin’ the Coast begins Sunday, October 3rd.

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