Smooth ride coming soon to Debuys Road

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Years of complaints from motorists about one of South Mississippi's roughest roads will soon come to an end.

That's because Harrison County, Biloxi and Gulfport have all pitched in to come up with the $185,000 needed to fix Debuys Road. Work started Monday, November 4.

The entire road will be milled up and completely repaved with new asphalt.

"The existing asphalt will be milled up and then we will go back through and have a leveling course and a finished overlay," Harrison County Road Manager Russell Weatherly said. "We've actually been working on doing this for three to four years, but everything is finally coming together this year."

He said all through entities: Harrison County, Biloxi and Gulfport finally had the money at the same time to make the project a reality.

At about a half a mile long stretching vertically from Pass Road to Highway 90, the road splits Gulfport and Biloxi. And thanks to the new Biloxi Walmart being built, more cars travel on that road.

An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 vehicles use that road each day, according to Harrison County officials.

Motorists are asked to use caution for the next 30 to 45 days it will take to complete the project.

"Ideally less than that," Weatherly said.

Weatherly said one lane of traffic will remain open at all times.

"We ask everyone to have a little patience. It will be a little inconvenient. But everybody is pleased this is finally happen," he added.

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