Wrapping up on Parker’s Lake Bridge replacement in Jackson County

In Jackson County, crews are wrapping up the Parker’s Lake Bridge replacement.

Weather permitting, the project should be complete this winter. Since last March, this portion of the Wade-Vancleave Road has been closed.

The closure disrupting travel for thousands of commuters temporarily rerouting to Interstate 10.

News 25 spoke to the bridge inspector who was delighted to announce the replacement is almost 70 percent complete. Inspector Mason Robbins said, “Once it gets paved, it’ll be open up to the traffic we’ll do temporary striping and then they’ll come back later. There’ll be a few other things to finish up before the project is technically complete, but we’re hoping to be open to traffic in December.”

Once the project is complete, crews will begin replacing Roy Cumbest Bridge which is also on Wade Vancleave Road.

They’re hoping to begin work in April of next year. Thankfully for commuters, the majority of the work can be done without road closures.

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