The City of Biloxi will begin the next phase of widening Popp's Ferry Road at the end of next week, and the work will require detouring eastbound traffic off a section of Popp's Ferry Road.
Under a traffic plan that takes effect Aug. 9, eastbound traffic on Popp's Ferry Road will be detoured at Jam Lane, where it will be routed onto a new Richard Drive and a new Cedar Lake Road.
Westbound traffic will continue to use Popp's Ferry Road, which will be one-way westbound between Cedar Lake Road and Jam Lane.
Biloxi officials say the detour is necessary for the city to begin five-laning Popp's Ferry Road between Cedar Lake Road and Jam Lane. This $3.8 million phase of the Popp's Ferry Road area traffic improvement project is expected to be completed within a year.