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Cleanup efforts continue on Gulf Coast roads

Photo courtesy of the City of Biloxi.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation said cleanup and recovery efforts continue on the Gulf Coast following the wake of Hurricane Nate. 

On Tuesday seven crews went out with heavy machinery to clear the remaining sand from U.S. Highway 90. Those crews cleared the remaining drainage structures and now all lanes of Highway 90 are clear and open for travel.

“Over half of the high-mast lighting systems that were lowered before the storm to prevent damage from high winds have been raised,” said Transportation Commissioner Tom King. “MDOT crews plan to have the remaining lights operational this week. I appreciate the dedication of our emergency response crews diligently working to get things back to normal along the Gulf Coast.”

The following efforts will be made this week:

  • Crews continue to clear sand from the turning lanes, parking areas, and medians along U.S. Highway 90.
  • All remaining state-maintained traffic signals along U.S. Highway 90 have been restored.  MDOT crews are assisting the City of Biloxi to fully restore three city-maintained signals as electric crews troubleshoot issues.
  • Electrical cabinets for the Biloxi Bay Bridge are being replaced due to water damage. Lights along the bridge will remain out until the cabinets are replaced.

The majority of the efforts on the Coast are complete however MDOT’s emergency operation workforce will be reduced. Motorists should remain alert for roadside crews as cleanup efforts continue.

For road conditions follow @MississippiDot on Twitter and Facebook, and stay updated at MDOTtraffic.com or the MDOT Traffic mobile app.

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