Traffic at standstill; officials urge motorists to find alternate routes

Traffic remains stalled across the Coast as Gulfport and Biloxi police work to divert vehicles and keep things moving.

Biloxi officials said there were an estimated 60,000 people on the Coast for the three-day Biloxi Black Beach Weekend. A sold out show is at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum tonight.

Traffic is heaviest on U.S. 90, both east and westbound, around the Coliseum.

Gulfport police briefly diverted traffic from U.S. 90 north onto Cowan Road but that is no longer happening. Still, officials urged concert-goers to find alternate routes because U.S. 90 has bumper-to-bumper standstill traffic across much of Gulfport and Biloxi.

Traffic on Pass Road is also moving slowly and many of the north-south streets are also congested.

Traffic information

  • East- and westbound traffic on U.S. 90 at Cowan Road will be diverted north onto Cowan Road, then north to I-10 and east toward Biloxi.
  • All traffic southbound on Cowan Road from I-10 or entering Cowan Road from the west will be sent south to Pass Road and allowed to go west on Pass Road or continue south on Cowan Road to U.S. 90, then west.
  • All traffic entering Cowan Road from the east will be sent north to I-10, then east toward Biloxi.
  • Traffic on the service drive from DeBuys Road to U.S. 90 westbound will remain open to all residents south of the tracks.
  • Debuys Road will be closed from U.S. 90 north to CT Switzer Road to all traffic, except residents of the area north of the service drive.
  • If necessary, Biloxi may restrict the use of left turn lanes or close intersections.
  • In extreme cases, the city may vent traffic to get cars off of U.S. 90 until traffic moves again.
  • Here is Biloxi’s full traffic plan: