ALDOT Spring 2020 Newsletter for Canal Road Widening Project

May 1, 2020
ALDOT Spring 2020 Newsletter for Canal Road Widening Project

ALDOT Southwest Region | May 1, 2020 | Widening SR-180 / Canal Road in Orange Beach 

Project Update

This spring at the widening project of SR-180/Canal Road in Orange Beach, crews have made significant and noticeable progress. Beach-bound motorists will continue to have at least three lanes of travel: two westbound, one center turn lane, and one eastbound throughout the summer as work progresses. 

All widening operations on the westbound side from Wharf Parkway to just west of SR-161/Orange Beach Boulevard have been completed. 

Currently, the roadway is temporarily striped into a five-lane highway with a designated center turn lane. Crews have moved to the eastbound side of the roadway to begin widening and paving operations in sections as well as drainage installations. This work will require closures in portions of the outside, eastbound lane. Motorists are asked to obey all traffic control signage and use continued caution and reduced speeds through the work zone.  

Milestones
  • Install 24-inch temporary sewer line bypass valve
  • Widen and pave westbound SR-180 in sections
  • Install 11 pipe crossings
  • 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
  • Add final wearing surface and permanent stripe and markings
  • When complete, this stretch of roadway will be a five-lane highway with a designated center turn lane and six-foot shoulders

Click here to see the PDF of the ALDOT Spring 2020 Newsletter for Canal Road Widening Project.

ALDOT project updates for Canal Road Widening at https://rp.dot.state.al.us/SR180/.