Canal Road lane closure for drainage crossings will continue Friday, March 27 and Monday-Tuesday, March 30-31

March 26, 2020
Pardon our Progress orange road work barrel

(Update at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 27th: the contractor will be able to complete the road crossing between Luna’s and Big Mikes on Friday.  Therefore, no lane closure will be needed next week - Monday and Tuesday.)

Pardon Our Progress: Please be aware that on Friday, March 27 and Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31, ALDOT’s Canal Road widening contractor will be installing a drainage pipe between the entrance to Luna’s and Big Mike’s restaurants. The work will require the closure of one westbound lane. 

Work is expected to take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. One westbound and one eastbound lane will remain open although lanes will be shifted as the pipe installation progresses.  

The contractor will set up the lane closure to allow bi-directional traffic to flow while the crews open cut the roadway to install the new drainage crossing. The lane closures will be approximately 1,000 feet long. Traffic cones will be used to delineate the bi-directional traffic.  Plans are to open all lanes to traffic at the end of each work day pending no issues. On Tuesday, March 31, a lane closure will depend upon the need to finish up miscellaneous items of work in the area.

As work progresses at each location, lane shifts will be adjusted to ensure traffic can safely pass through the lane closure allowing the drainage work to continue across the roadway. Uniformed police officers will be staged at each location to manage traffic during hours of work. It’s very important for drivers to slow down for the safety of all workers.