The Mississippi Department of Transportation is announcing a temporary drawbridge closure in Ocean Springs tonight. Crews will be upgrading the Fort Bayou drawbridge on state route 609 in Jackson County. The repair project will include upgrades to the bridge’s motor, generator, gears, axles, and crews will also be repainting. The draw bridge is expected to be closed temporarily tonight from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. MDOT advises drivers to find an alternate route at this time and remain cautious of roadside workers.

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