D'Iberville overpass to be removed this week

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The old Highway 67 overpass in D'Iberville is coming down this weekend. If you travel in this area, expect some major detours beginning Saturday night.

Mississippi Department of Transportation crews are demolishing the overpass to make way for a new I-10 interchange. As part of the project, MDOT will rebuild the D'Iberville Boulevard Bridge over I-10, but first the old bridge must go.

I-10 will be closed between Highway 605 (Exit 38) and I-110 (Exit 46) on Saturday, February 8 from 7:00 p.m. until Sunday, February 9 at approximately 9:00 a.m.

The following detours will be in place for traffic traveling through the area:

-Traffic passing through on I-10 westbound will take Exit 46B and travel 11 miles north on Highway 67. The detour will then take traffic to Highway 605 south traveling 8 miles back to I-10.

-I-10 Eastbound will take Exit 38 and travel 8 miles on Highway 605 North. The detour will then take traffic to Highway 67 South and travel 11 miles back to I-10.

The following detours will be in place for local traffic:

-From Biloxi to I-10 Eastbound, take I-110 to Exit 4A.

-From Biloxi to I-10 Westbound, take Highway 90 West to Highway 605 (Lorraine Rd.) North to I-10 West.

-From I-10 Westbound to Biloxi, take Exit 46A to I-110 South.

-From I-10 Eastbound to Biloxi, take Exit 38 to Highway 605 South to Highway 90 East.

"The D'Iberville Boulevard interchange will have a unique design that will be the first of its kind in the state, aimed at improving the efficiency of the intersection," said MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King. "This bridge reconstruction is a vital component of the new interchange, which will ultimately enhance safety and traffic flow."

The project is scheduled for completion in August of 2015.

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