GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The City of Gulfport is making some repairs this week, causing some areas to be closed to traffic.
The north- and southbound lanes of Markham Drive, between East Beach Boulevard and Township Road, will be closed to traffic while crews repair a sewer cave-in. The work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 21 and last through Thursday, March 24. Tegarden Road will be used as a detour route while the work is in progress.
The boat launch ramp on Courthouse Road will also be closed beginning on Monday, while crews use dredge equipment in the area. It will be closed through April 30, 2016.
Officials say, however, the the Gulfport Marina boat launch is open and available for use during that time.
The city hopes to have access to the boat ramp improved by the end of April, making it safer and more efficient for the public to use.