Contract awarded for Interstate 10 repairs in Hancock County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded an $809,000 contract to Key Constructors, LLC, of Madison on Friday to make repairs to Interstate 10 in Hancock County after a fire caused by a crash damaged the interstate bridge over the Pearl River.

Crews have been given approval to work 24/7 to complete this emergency bridge repair. This project is expected to wrap up in early May. The contract includes an incentive for the contractor to complete the work early.

“After the fire, our inspections revealed damage to the bridge. MDOT’s Bridge Division immediately began designing a repair for this heavily traveled route,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District. “Repairs of this nature take time to design and implement, but MDOT is committed to repairing this bridge as safely and quickly as possible.”

Work will include the removal and replacement of the damaged bridge rail, hydro demolition, and repairs to the beam underneath the bridge. Repairs will begin on the right lane, and once it is complete, traffic will be shifted onto the new right lane so repairs can be made on the left lane.

“We understand drivers’ frustration due to the large volume of traffic on the interstate, but we thank everyone for their patience,” said King. “We ask the traveling public to continue being patient as crews work as quickly and safely as possible to get this bridge repaired. “

Safety remains MDOT’s top priority. Stay updated on road conditions at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

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