Temporary Pavement Goes Down in Biloxi
Months in the making, temporary relief for motorists, residents and businesses around east Biloxi is finally underway.
Longtime Main Street business owners were excited to see temporary pavement going down on their street this morning. They joined Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich and Ward 2 Councilman Felix Gines for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the laying of the 450 tons of asphalt. The plan is to pave two travel lanes on Division Street between Lee and Caillavet Streets then move on to Main Street all the way to the bay and begin moving forward on other streets.
Local business owner Inez Thomas of Inez’s Café on Main Street tells News 25 she hopes the new temporary asphalt will help pave the way for more business. “This is a big turnaround right here for me today. It has really changed the feeling in me, you know. It put a good smile on my face to see this here and I am so happy.”
The pavement project is expected to last over the next few weeks. Mayor Gilich says the goal is to make the most of the $600,000 set aside for this project.