Wilkes Drawbridge closing overnight next week

For those of you who drive over the Wilkes Drawbridge in Gulfport, we want to give you a heads up about some closures scheduled next week.

Crews will be doing some overnight work on the Highway 605 Bridge which means they will be closing it to traffic during those hours.

If you use the Cowan-Lorraine Road Bridge between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. you’ll need to take a detour Monday through Thursday of next week.

According to MDOT, crews will be replacing some of the hydraulic pumps used to raise the draw and they’ll also be inspecting damage from a recent tugboat strike.

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