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U.S. 31 resurfacing to begin in June

Alabama Rep. Alan Baker and Sen. Greg Albritton notified the City of Brewton on Friday that the long awaited contract to resurface US 31 has been let and the $1.5 million project will begin in June.

“I am absolutely ecstatic to see this begin,” said Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace. “We have to thank our legislative delegation for helping us push hard for this maintenance on what we all know is a desperately bad stretch of roadway. This is wonderful news for all of us.”

After years of delays to the resurfacing on the state route that is also the city’s major thoroughfare, the project will bring resurfacing, curbing, gutter installation and traffic striping from the Burnt Corn Creek Bridge to just north of the intersection of Tiger Drive.

State officials awarded the contract to low bidder H.O. Weaver and Sons, Inc. of Mobile. The work is slated to start in June and be completed in early August.