MDOT: Fort Bayou Drawbridge in Ocean Springs to open Thursday afternoon
All four lanes of the Fort Bayou drawbridge will reopen to traffic at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) closed the drawbridge on March 14 for a repair project.
“We are thrilled to reopen this drawbridge. We know this has been an obstacle for the public but we are grateful to everyone who was inconvenienced by this closure,” said Project Engineer Jason Winders. “We want to remind the public, we still have a lot of work left on this bridge repair project. The bridge is currently operating on a temporary hydraulic system which allows us to reopen it to traffic, but by no means are we through with the project.”
Although the bridge will be reopened to traffic, drivers should anticipate additional overnight closures until the entire project is complete.
Drivers are also advised to use caution in this area and watch out for roadside workers as crews continue making repairs to the bridge.