MDOT closes I-110 for bridge construction

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Updated: 6/13/2014 8:35 pm
A second scheduled series of nightly closures is planned for a section of I-110 due to upon a drawbridge in D’Iberville. The consecutive dates of road closures begin Sunday, June 15 and continue through Thursday, June 19.

Drivers won’t see much construction on the road, because much of the work will be done in the control rooms. Major technological updates will be made to the drawbridge. During the first week of June the bridge closed in order to allow the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to do preliminary testing on the new system.

The original bridge was installed nearly 40 years ago and was in need of an upgrade.

Mike Harter, the Project Engineer for MDOT, said, “The original bridge was built in the early 70’s, so the bridge was over 40 years old, and it was just time to upgrade the system. A lot of the components were original components from over four decades ago, so it was just time for rehabilitation.”

The bottom portion of the bridge is being painted by MDOT. The entire project is due to be complete in July. MDOT will continue work on Big Ridge Road Bridge over I-10 as part of the larger D’Iberville road renovation project.
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