MDOT reveals plans to repave Highway 90

MDOT reveals plans to repave Highway 90
MS Hotel and Lodging Association says coast hotels are at 80% capacity for the last weekend of Cruisin'. (Image Source: WLOX News)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Highway 90 will soon get a makeover with fresh layer of asphalt.

A $6.5 million contract was awarded to Warren Paving Inc., of Hattiesburg, Miss., for the overlay of U.S. Highway 90 from Debuys Road to West end of Biloxi Bay Bridge in Harrison County. Crews will fix drainage issues, repair sidewalks and curbs that have buckled and repave all lanes.

Kelly Castleberry, an MDOT spokesperson, says the state agency broke up the Highway 90 repaving work into three projects:

  1. From the Bay St. Louis bridge to Russell Avenue in Long Beach. This nine mile section will be completed in October, 2018. It carries a $4 million price tag.
  2. From Russell Avenue to Debuys Road.  This is an eight mile section, slated to be finished in November, 2018. This work will cost $5.5 million.
  3. From Debuys Road to the Biloxi Ocean Springs bridge. MDOT expects this 9 miles section to be completed in May, 2019. The state will pay $6.5 million to do this maintenance work.

MDOT crews will do both dayside and overnight work depending on how the work impacts traffic. Castleberry confirmed that work will be suspended during Cruisin' the Coast.

"The cruisers will be able to access the lanes," Castleberry said, noting that with so many festivals and other events on the coast, there is never a good time to repair and repave Highway 90.

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