Ribbon cutting for new main entrance for Keesler Air Force Base

Today in Biloxi, the ribbon was finally cut on a project four years in the making.

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich cut the ceremonial blue ribbon, honoring the new Division Street gate for Keesler Air Force Base.

The $37 million project replaces the White Avenue entrance as the main gate to the base.

It’s been a highly anticipated project as people on and off base look forward to it improving traffic congestion.

The current White Avenue entrance is in a residential area.

This new gate will provide another 24/7 entrance to the base and will be more easily accessible from the I-110 corridor.

Major General Michele Edmondson, the commander of the Second Air Force, was working at the base as a wing commander during the project’s groundbreaking in 2018.  “I think what’s really important is to make sure everyone knows this is a visually tangible representation of what this community is all about. This is Biloxi. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the partnership we have with this community.”

The Division Street gate will be open to all traffic the beginning of June.

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