Will The Popps Ferry Road Project Ever Be Completed? - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

04/26/04

Will The Popps Ferry Road Project Ever Be Completed?

"Traffic backups. Waiting. Constantly waiting to get out. One lanes. You know. The cones. The orange cones, having to dodge the orange cones. So it gets crazy. It gets crazy," frustrated driver Geri Hanberry said.

This is a common experience of many drivers as they work their way through the maze known as the Popps Ferry road widening project.

The third and final phase started about this time last year, and even though construction workers are in the process of mixing and laying what could be among the last rounds of concrete, for some, that's not good enough.

"They need to hurry up and get it done. I heard it's gonna be done within the next two months. I pray to God that it's sooner than that," Hanberry said.

And many drivers agree. To many of them, an end does not appear to be in sight. But sometimes, there's a little inconvenience in progress.

"Be patient with us. We're working as fast as we can . It's a big project and it takes time, but we knocked that project down from a two- year job to a 16-month job, so we're doing everything we can to keep access to all businesses and homes on the streets.The Popps Ferry Construction project is ahead of schedule," Biloxi mayor A.J. Holloway said.

Mayor Holloway says although he doesn't have a definite date of completion, the Popps Ferry Road widening project could be finished by July, which will hopefully put many of you on the road to relief.

The city first estimated the project to be completed by October. However, as we mentioned, city leaders expect an early finish.

By Karla Redditte

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