Intersection near railroad changing
Published 9:32 am Monday, August 21, 2006
By By Lisa Tindell – News writer
Drivers who regularly find themselves at the intersection of Mildred and St. Joseph Streets in downtown Brewton may see a change.
The Alabama Department of Transportation recently did a study of some traffic trouble spots in the area and determined that some changes were needed for safety reasons.
Stuckey also said that the new curbing at that intersection will allow a more safe area for large trucks to turn onto St. Joseph Avenue, which is also Alabama Highways 31/29.
Other areas of the city have also seen some changes along the shoulders of streets courtesy of ALDOT.
Other projects in the area included widening the area on Persimmon Street from St. Joseph to St. Nicholas.
Large trucks and buses that usually travel Alabama 31 to turn at Alabama 29 across the tracks are now being routed in such a manner that it carries them to the traffic light at St. Joseph and St. Nicholas. This route allows them to get to Alabama 29 without having to make dangerous or treacherous turns from their original route.
Although a major problem with standing water on the roadways has not been seen this summer, is has not be uncommon in the past to see a heavy rain leave parts of St. Joseph Avenue under water.
The Alabama Department of Transportation periodically makes studies of state roadways to access unsafe conditions.