BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Modifications must be made to the I-110 bridge. That work will start in earnest in June. And when it does, drivers will notice the southbound side of I-110 looks slightly different.
The work actually starts a week from Friday, when construction teams arrive on the Biloxi side of the drawbridge. They'll shift the southbound lanes slightly to the left. That shift will make it possible for PCL Civil Constructors of Tampa, FL to renovate the drawbridge. This work is the second phase of an $8.2 million renovation project.
Work is currently under way to reconstruct mechanical, electrical and interior components of the bridge. During this portion of work, which will take about three months, the steel components of the bridge will be covered by layers of protective coating which preserve the life of the structure. In 2011, MDOT completed a $4.1 million project involving the replacement of the steel grid decking of the bridge.
Both of the southbound lanes will remain open while this work is underway and the northbound lanes of traffic will remain unaffected during the next 90 days. Any work requiring lane closures will be conducted during evening hours to minimize traffic congestion.
The project is scheduled for completion in July 2014.