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☷ Jackson County Mississippi - Wade Vancleave Road Closure March 1 2022 02 February 2022★★★ ( news )
Jackson County , state Mississippi ( By Press Release office)
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Wade - Vancleave Road to be Closed for 18+ Months , Beginning March 1 , 2022 for Bridge Replacements
JACKSON COUNTY , MS - On March 1 , 2022 , a portion of Wade - Vancleave Road , between Old River Road and Highway 63 , will be closed to through - traffic as Parker’s Lake and Roy Cumbest Bridges are replaced . Wade - Vancleave Road is the only County - maintained road north of I - 10 that crosses the Pascagoula River . Therefore , traffic will be rerouted to Interstate 10 until both bridges are complete . The closure is expected to last 18 - 24 months depending on weather and other unforeseen circumstances .
Parker’s Lake Bridge
construction has already begun . It is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete once the road is closed and demolition begins on the current bridge on March 1 , 2022 . State and County funds will be used for the estimated $9M project .
Roy Cumbest Bridge
construction will begin after the project is bid , in late Summer 2022 , with a significant portion of work being completed before the current bridge is demolished in early 2023 . Federal , State , and County funds will be used for the approximately $20M project .
It is not the intension to have both bridges out at the same time . But in the event that does happen , we will get that information out as timely as possible .
“The closure will be a huge inconvenience for many but it is necessary , ” says District 1 Supervisor Barry Cumbest . “Safety is the priority , and with both bridges having low inspection scores , we must move forward . We are also very appreciative to our State Legislators for their support in funding these two major projects . ”
The County’s contractor , Cotton Creek Construction , will be posting Road Closure and Detour signs as we near the March 1 closure .
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