What's Happening in Pascagoula?

Posted on: August 1, 2017

Pascagoula’s Old Mobile Highway Bridge to Close on Wednesday Morning

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. August 1, 2017 – City of Pascagoula was notified by Jackson County officials on Tuesday that Old Mobile Highway’s (OMH) bridge east of Martin Street must be closed immediately beginning Wednesday, August 2, due to structural insufficiency. The bridge will close at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Jackson County’s road department will request authority to advertise to bid the bridge’s replacement project from the Board of Supervisors in the upcoming week.

The Pascagoula Police Department and Public Works Department are creating signs and barricades that will be staged today in anticipation of the road closure. City officials encourage citizens to proceed in this area with caution.

The City of Pascagoula will continue to share information as it becomes available.


The City of Pascagoula, Mississippi’s Flagship City, is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is 15.38 square miles in size and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south and the Pascagoula River, the last free-flowing river in the United States. With a population of over 22,000 people, Pascagoula is home to two of Mississippi’s largest employers, Huntington-Ingalls Shipbuilding and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and Instagram!

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