D'Iberville Police work overtime to ease Promenade traffic

By Patrice Clark- bio | email

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - It was a busy scene Sunday as cars rolled into D'Iberville's new Promenade Shopping Center to shop and eat.

"I think it is great for D'Iberville and it is getting bigger," Sgt. Swann said.

D'Iberville Police Sergeant Brian Swann said the best way to help control the heavy traffic is with extra manpower. Swann and more than 30 officers from around the coast were posted in parking lots and the intersection guiding cars in and out of the shopping center.

"Most the traffic we have seen is on Sangani and the Promenade.  Our major concern is I-10 and I-110, due to the high speeds on both those roads," Swann said.

"We see a lot of people coming here because Olive Garden is a big attraction here. Target is also a big attraction," Police Chief Wayne Payne said.

Chief Payne said there has not been a major accident in this area, and he hopes to keep it that way. He's been keeping more officers on the clock to help prevent more traffic problems, and ease congestion until roads are improved.

"I put everybody on 12 hour shifts, and I put a power shift together."

D'Iberville Police have added an extra eye in the new shopping center to ensure safety and security. The department is using a new surveillance camera that reaches from The Promenade all the way to Sangani Boulevard.

"We are just trying to make sure we have the coverage if we needed it," Swann said.

Police said locals can access the new Promenade Shopping Center from old Highway 67. D'Iberville Mayor Rusty Quave said upgrades to Sangani Boulevard will begin early next year.

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