JACKSON COUNTY, MS - On March 1, 2022, a portion of Wade-Vancleave Road, between Old River Road and Highway 63, will be closed as repairs are made to Parker’s Lake and Roy Cumbest Bridges. Wade-Vancleave Road is the only County-maintained road north of I-10 that crosses the Pascagoula River. Therefore, traffic will be rerouted to Interstate 10 until both bridges are complete. The closure is expected to last 18 months depending on weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
The bridges will be under construction simultaneously, but in different stages, with an estimated 2-4 week period where both bridges will be inaccessible at the same time. However, there are no residences between the two bridges so there should be little to no additional inconveniences during this timeframe.
Parker’s Lake Bridge construction has already begun. It is expected to take 12 months to complete once the road is closed and the current bridge can be demolished. State and County funds will be used for the estimated $9M project.
Roy Cumbest Bridge construction will begin after the project is bid in late Summer 2022, with a significant portion of work being completed before the current bridge is demolished (est. early 2023). Federal, State, and County funds will be used for the approximately $20M project.
The County’s contractor, Cotton Creek Construction, will be posting Road Closure and Detour signs as we near the March 1 closure.