Crews return to HWY 41 bridge

Published 11:55 am Monday, March 23, 2020

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Highway 41 bridge over the Conecuh River is still under repair. As reported last week by the Alabama Department of Transportation, bridge crews are currently working to make modifications to the steel plate of the structure. Bridge crews worked last week and continue to work this week to complete the bridge joint removal and replacement.

As of 11:40 a.m., Katelyn Turner, media and community relations officer for ALDOT, said that the work last week was halted due to concerns over the coronavirus. As of right now, work will continue; however, ALDOT is monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19. This week crews are making up for lost time. Turner said, “The bridge was closed for 38 minutes this morning, as a part of the work that was supposed to be performed last week but delayed to this week.”

Throughout the rest of the week, the bridge will be reduced to a single lane as the work is performed. A traffic signal and flagging operation will assist traffic through the work zone.

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“I don’t think work will go into next week, but we are keeping a close watch on the virus,” said Turner.

Turner reported that the southbound lane is closed as crews finish the work. “They are currently chipping out existing concrete,” said Turner. All residents should expect traffic delays, as crews continue to repair the bridge.