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Barricades going up to control Trump traffic


Barricades started going up Wednesday along Beauvoir Road and Highway 90 in Biloxi in preparation for Donald Trump’s campaign stop Saturday.  A capacity crowd is expected at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for the 7 p.m. rally, but Biloxi police expect people will begin arriving hours early and traffic congestion to increase throughout the day.

"We are expecting a lot of pedestrians and a lot of traffic," said Major Jim Adamo with the Biloxi Police Department.

Adamo said the barricades are needed to ensure the safety of those expected to park along the beach and at the overflow parking at the Broadwater Marina property.

“They’re expecting max capacity of 13,500. There’s parking for about 2,750 vehicles. We are going to have a lot of vehicles in the roadway. It's going to be a very busy day,” said Adamo.

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum will open the grounds for parking at 8 a.m. Saturday. At this time, ticket holders won’t be allowed in until 5 p.m. Parking at the coliseum will cost $5.

Saturday’s event will be Trump’s first campaign stop of 2016.

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