MDOT reminds Gulf Coast of Fort Bayou Drawbridge closure
At 10 p.m. Sunday March 14th, the Fort Bayou Drawbridge will shut down completely for repairs.
The closure is expected to last 45 days and is part of an ongoing $20 million bridge repair project to rehabilitate and upgrade the drawbridge on State Route 609.
During the closure, crews will be working to replace the bridge bearings and shafts. Mike Flood with MDOT said, “It’s a major project and we appreciate everyone’s patience. The main thing to do now is to help us get the word, give yourself a little extra travel time until you get adjusted to the detour and yeah, we just appreciate everyone’s patience. ”
Road signs and maps of detour routes are posted in specific areas and local businesses.