Lorraine Road bridge to close Monday

The Lorraine Road bridge, which connects Biloxi and Gulfport and spans the Biloxi River, will be closed to traffic for as long as six months beginning Monday, as contractors continue making progress on having a wider, more efficient bridge in place for June.

Beginning Jan. 4, those traveling the Lorraine Road area will have to use a detour route that involves either Highway 605 or Interstate 10.

Contractors working on building a new Lorraine Road bridge are at the halfway point of the 250-work day, $7.5 million project. Workers are currently setting beams, forming and pouring pile caps and installing dirt on the eastern roadway.

The current 300-foot bridge will be replaced by a 3,060-foot bridge complete with approaches that move traffic more efficiently and safely.

Although the new bridge is expected to be in place in June, the overall Lorraine Road bridge project, is expected to be completed in October 2016. The project is being funded by the Office of State Aid Road Construction, a division of MDOT, along with matching funding provided by Biloxi, Gulfport  and Harrison County. Engineer on the project is Garner Russell & Associates, and the contactor is L&A Contracting.
See photos of the progress
See a map of detour routes