All Highway 49 lanes at railroad tracks to close tonight

People in Gulfport have been dealing with road closures along Highway 49 for more than a week, but it’s about to get even worse.

All six lanes of Highway 49 in Gulfport near I-10 will close tonight, beginning at 7.

Right now, just the southbound lanes are closed. The I-10 exits for Highway 49 South are also closed.

If you’re traveling south on 49 today, you’ll be forced to detour at Landon Road and Crossroads Shopping Center or you can still hop on I-10.

That will continue, even tonight, when both north and southbound lanes of Highway 49 will close at 7 p.m.

MDOT officials say they plan on reopening Highway 49 to traffic on Thursday, which is about two days ahead of schedule.

The closures have been necessary as Kansas City Southern Railroad and MDOT worked together to replace the railroad tracks near I-10 and Creosote Road.

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