Sinkhole closes portion of McDonnell Avenue in Biloxi
A portion of McDonnell Avenue in between Irish Hill Drive and Highway 90 in Biloxi is closed off while a large sinkhole is repaired.
Public Works Director Billy Ray Allen says a 48 inch drainage pipe partially collapsed, causing the sinkhole. Allen says it’s about a 25-year-old pipe so the collapse was a matter of wear and tear.
Spot repair on the pipe is expected to begin later this week or early next week. Until then, traffic is completely closed off around that portion of McDonnell Avenue. “And we’ll back fill the hole so we can open the road and go from there. Down the line, we may have to look into a little bit further future repair work from manhole to manhole and until then though, we’re going to make a temporary spot repair so we can go ahead and open the road back up.”