ALDOT December 2019 Newsletter: Widening SR-180/Canal Road in Orange Beach

January 3, 2020
ALDOT December 2019 Newsletter: Widening SR-180/Canal Road in Orange Beach

ALDOT Southwest Region | January 3, 2020 

The widening of SR-180/Canal Rd. between Foley Beach Express and SR-161 in Orange Beach began in September 2019 and anticipated completion is December 2020.

Crews began widening the roadway between just west of Cypress St. to just west of Canal Square Ln. Crews have placed the subgrade and crushed aggregate  base layer in preparation for asphalt. Construction halted briefly for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Ongoing utility and drainage work continue throughout the work zone. 

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Major Milestones

The bulleted items below are more noticeable parts of the project and do not have to be completed in order. Other utility, drainage, and construction work not listed here will be performed simultaneously along with these items. The final wearing surface and permanent stripe and markings are added upon completion of project.

  • 24-inch temporary sewer line bypass valve installation. Complete
  • Widen and pave westbound SR-180 in sections. In Progress
  • Install 11 pipe crossings which will require nightly lane closures between 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Move to SR-180 eastbound to begin widening and paving efforts.
  • Two mast-arm signal installations at intersection of SR-180/Gulf Bay and SR-180/William Silvers Parkway (this item will be performed closer to the completion of the project).

Obey all traffic control devices and digital message boards in the work zone, which relay pertinent project information such as lane closures and traffic pattern shifts!

Find more information on the Canal Road widening project on ALDOT's website at