Demolition To Begin On Hwy 90 Best Western

The old Best Western Hotel on Highway 90 in Gulfport is about to be torn down.

According to MDOT, the state agency has found a contractor to remove asbestos and demolish the hurricane damaged building.

Why MDOT? Because a few months ago, MDOT paid close to $5 million to buy the site.

Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown says MDOT has no plans for the Best Western site right now. Eventually, it could be in the path of a new north south road. Or, Brown says MDOT could swap the land with another property owner, if the new road moves east or west.