Popp’s Ferry bridge repairs set for Wednesday evening

Those temporary repairs made to the steel grating of the Popp’s Ferry bridge a few weeks ago will be made permanent on Wednesday evening.

Traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one-lane at the span on Wednesday evening beginning at 7:30, according to City Engineer Damon Torricelli.

Workers will be removing the temporary square-foot steel plates that were installed on Feb. 15 and welding the grate itself. Previous repairs took about 45 minutes, but Torricelli said the permanent fix could take at least two to three hours.

Biloxi police officers will be on hand to keep traffic moving safely in both directions, but motorists should plan alternate routes if possible.