City of Ocean Springs preparing for parade season

The City of Ocean Springs is getting prepared for the good times to roll this coming Saturday.

Workers were out today unloading barricades in preparation for the kick-off Elks Mardi Gras Parade and Krewe of Unique.

The city will barricade the parade route from Jackson Avenue to Pine Drive. Wednesday, the city will lock the barricades and Saturday, Ocean Springs police will move the barricades to block the intersections before the parade. Executive Assistant to the Mayor Ravin Nettles said, “This is the first year we will barricade the parade route between Jackson Avenue and Pine Drive. So, we will have barricades on both of the streets. Ideally, we would love to barricade the entire route, but that just takes time. I think it’s just a public safety issue for those who are visiting and being a part of the parade, those who are in the parade and then our public safety officers, our police and fire. We just want to make sure everyone is safe.”

The Elks Mardi Gras Parade will roll at 1 p.m. Saturday followed by the Krewe of Unique at 1:30 p.m.

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