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Drivers should expect delays near Wilkes Bridge this week

Drivers who travel across the Wilkes Bridge on Lorriane Rd. could experience some traffic delays this week. (Photo source: WLOX) Drivers who travel across the Wilkes Bridge on Lorriane Rd. could experience some traffic delays this week. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Drivers who travel across the Wilkes Bridge on Lorraine Rd. could experience some traffic delays this week.

Crews with the Mississippi Department of Transportation will be working through Thursday to inspect and repair the drawbridge.

To complete the work, MDOT will be opening and closing the bridge for 10 to 15 minute periods.

“The goal is to try and not impact the peak morning and afternoon traffic times, but right now, there is no specific time frame of when the bridge will be opened and closed for testing,” said MDOT official Michael Flood. “Once we get a little further into the inspection, we hope to know more schedule details.”

The work will cause light to moderate traffic delays in both directions. The work is expected to be complete by 3 a.m. Thursday.

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