Biloxi residents have a better idea of what Caillavet Street will eventually look like. On Tuesday, the city council saw a computerized design of the downtown widening project.
According to the model, Caillavet Street will have four lanes of traffic, plus 12 feet of green space, and eight foot sidewalks on both sides of the road.
After the presentation, Caillavet Street merchants talked about the proposed changes. Jack Joachim owns a business on the west side of the road. He said Caillavet Street " has been blighted for some time." After reviewing the computer design, Joachim said, "It looks like it's going to improve the whole street."
Earl Ross once ran a taxi company on Caillavet. It's moved out to the interstate. But he still owns the property. Ross was excited about the Caillavet Street changes.
"I don't have any problem with it," he said. "I think we need to get it done."
Biloxi still has a few Caillavet Street properties to buy before it can begin the widening project.
By Brad Kessie
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