Fort Bayou bridge closes Sunday night

The Fort Bayou bridge in Ocean Springs is closing for 45 days beginning Sunday night, meaning I-10’s Exit 50 will no longer provide easy access to Biloxi.

The bridge closes Sunday night at 10 for $20 million in repairs and is scheduled to re-open in mid-May.

About 35,000 cars a day use the bridge. Biloxi-bound motorists on I-10, I-110 or Mississippi 57 may see an uptick in traffic and slight delays.

The bridge closure is one of the topics in this week’s Biloxi A to Z report, which also features guest Cynthia Dobbs Sutton of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Main Street ‚Äď Tourism Bureau. ¬†Other topics in the 14-minute program: the latest on COVID-19 and vaccinations, a weekend preview, spring cleaning at the Biloxi Lighthouse, and the Biloxi Natatorium is closing thirty minutes earlier, at 7:30 p.m., these days.
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News & notes: March of the Mayor, Ward meeting

March of the Mayor: The March of the Mayors donation event wrapped up this morning in Biloxi. In all, 3400 cans of tuna were collected. The month-long event, a campaign of Extra Table to help supply local food pantries, designated specific items for collection by local cities. Biloxi’s item was canned tuna and donation sites were located in several city facilities. To see images, click here.

Ward 5 meeting: West Biloxi Councilman Paul Tisdale will conduct a ward meeting on Wednesday, March 17 at 6p.m. at the Donal Snyder Sr. Community Center on Pass Road. Among the scheduled topics: Debuys Road, short-term rental complex, Popp’s Ferry Road extension, Pennzoil Park, Edgewater Estates infrastructure, Spring Break, and the Saenger Theatre. Have a comment? Email Tisdale at