Home » NEWS » Second phase of drawbridge project to get underway next month

Second phase of drawbridge project to get underway next month

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on the rehabilitation of the Interstate 110 Drawbridge in Biloxi, according to Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King.

The $8.2-million project, awarded to PCL Civil Constructors of Tampa, Fla., is the second and final phase of the renovation project. In 2011, MDOT completed a $4.1-million project involving the replacement of the steel grid decking of the bridge.

Phase two construction is scheduled to begin in April, and will be a complete renovation of the mechanical, electrical, and interior components of the bridge. In addition, the steel portions of the bridge will be covered by layers of protective coating, which preserves the life of the structure.

MDOT says although traffic impacts are minimal, motorist will encounter a slight lane shift when travelling northbound as they approach the bridge. All lane closures will be conducted during evening hours to minimize traffic congestion.

The project is scheduled for completion in July 2014.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Staff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*