Impact of Temporary Lane Shutdowns on Pearl River Bridge for Louisiana-Mississippi Travelers

Lane Closure details Louisiana-Mississippi

Temporary lane closures on the Pearl River Bridge at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line are scheduled to continue for the next month. They are expected to reopen by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11. The closures began on Wednesday, July 5th, with the right lane on Interstate 10 Westbound being closed to allow for hydro demolition of the deck, concrete replacement, and joint repair. Subsequently, the right lane will reopen, while the left lane will remain closed for the project’s duration. 

Latest Construction Information: Lane Closures and Alternate Routes on Pearl River Bridge

Although this construction may have minimal impact while crossing into Mississippi, travelers should plan accordingly for their return trip. Detour options have been provided for those wishing to return to Louisiana. These include staying north of I-10, exiting at Hwy 603, and utilizing either Texas Flat Road or Hwy 43 to reach I-59. It’s important to note that Hwy 90, the sole road south of I-10 into Louisiana, is currently closed to traffic at the Pearl River Bridge.

Louisiana-Mississippi Commuters Worried as U.S. 90 Bridge Over West Pearl River Shuts Down

In related news, the closure of the U.S. 90 bridge over the West Pearl River is anticipated to last until 2028, causing significant concern for drivers traveling between Louisiana and Mississippi. Mississippi District 122 Representative Brent Anderson voiced his dissatisfaction with the situation, highlighting the impact on local businesses and calling for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to address the issue. The closure has been ongoing for nearly a year, with funding challenges hindering repairs on the Louisiana side of the bridge and three other bridges in need of attention.

Stay Vigilant During Temporary Lane Restrictions on Pearl River Bridge

At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we strongly encourage everyone to exercise extra diligence while driving near these temporary lane closures. The restricted traffic flow in these areas increases the risk of traffic accidents. It is crucial to remain vigilant and focused on the road to ensure the safety of all drivers.