Biloxi's infrastructure project nearing halfway point

Biloxi's infrastructure project nearing halfway point

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The massive infrastructure project underway in Biloxi is now nearing the halfway point.

Construction crews have completed 40% of the overall job. The city is replacing 650-thousand feet of water, sewer and storm drain lines under 55 miles of streets city-wide.

So far the contractor, Oscar Renda, has installed 86% of water lines, one-third of the sewer lines, 25% of the storm drain lines and 10% of the permanent asphalt.

Joel Murrah, who is overseeing the project for Oscar Renda Contracting, said the new water system installed is now being disinfected and will be energized in many areas, allowing contractors to remove the old water system and install sewer lines.

Project leaders report paving on Back Bay Boulevard between Oak Street and Boomtown Casino should begin in two to three months. Roads north of Division Street from Lee Street to Oak Street should be getting paved before early fall.

This infrastructure project started in August 2014. The overall project is supposed to be completed by June 2018.

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved.