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Biloxi police expect heavy pedestrian traffic as game time draws near

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Thursday, police and road crews worked to put out barricades along Highway 90 for those walking to the park. (Photo source: WLOX) Thursday, police and road crews worked to put out barricades along Highway 90 for those walking to the park. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Big events that bring in heavy traffic are nothing new for law enforcement officials in Biloxi. City police say they are ready for tonight's big game at MGM Park.

Although they say they are not really worried about the flow of traffic, they are worried more about the pedestrian traffic. Thursday, police and road crews worked to put out barricades along Highway 90 for those walking to the park.

Police Chief John Miller says he wants to make sure everyone makes it in and out of the game safely so everyone can enjoy a good night of Biloxi Shuckers baseball.

“This one we're worried more about a lot of pedestrian traffic, naturally, because people are going to be parking some distance away in a lot of cases,” said Miller. “So, you'll see barricades along Highway 90, and it's not to prevent people from parking but strictly to make people understand that we want them on the sidewalk and following the route to the stadium.”

Traffic in downtown Biloxi is flowing smoothly right now, but that could change as game time draws near and as fans take over the area for the Ultimate Game-Day Experience. Those events kick off at 12:45 p.m.

Some roads surrounding the stadium are already closed to vehicle traffic. You can find a full list of road closures and parking areas, along with maps, right here: http://shout.lt/5j0R.

Miller also urges everyone going to the pre-game activities to be prepared for the heat. So, make sure you're wearing sunscreen and you are well hydrated.

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