Woolmarket Road Bridge now closed for two weeks

The Woolmarket Road Bridge is now closed for two weeks while emergency repairs are made.

Ryals Construction will replace sections of the bridge’s timber piles with steel piles. During the work, motorists will have to use one of two detour routes, Shriners Boulevard to I-10 then to Cedar Lake Road or Shriners Boulevard to Old Highway 67.

The nearly $17,000 project is a temporary fix. Biloxi plans to apply for emergency road and bridge repair funds to help cover the cost of more permanent repairs.

Built in 1964, the bridge is a concrete bridge supported by timber piles and is used by 4,000 vehicles a day.

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