MARCH 19, 2021 - CANAL ROAD UPDATE - PARDON OUR PROGRESS
The ALDOT Canal Road widening project contractor is on the final stretch of widening construction on the south side of Canal Road. Current work is taking place between William Silvers Parkway and Oak Street with a single lane closure during working hours. Motorists should expect delays in this area through the end of March as the right lane has to merge left.
During the week of March 21st, paving is scheduled to take place on the expanded south side of Canal Road between William Silvers Parkway and Oak Street. Once the new southerly lane is completed, the entire roadway - between 161 (Doc's) and William Silvers (approx. 2.3 miles) - will be resurfaced, followed by the placement of temporary and permanent striping. The contractor is scheduled to resurface the roadway between April 5th and April 23rd and crews will be working two weekends during that period. The resurfacing and the associated lane closures will impact both eastbound and westbound traffic. Unlike other weekends, significant traffic congestion will not cause them to pull off the job due to the necessity to complete scheduled paving for that day. There will be a two-week asphalt curing period following resurfacing and prior to permanent striping.
Baldwin County schools are on spring break the week of April 4th so the public needs to expect that week, and the April 10th weekend, will most likely have significant traffic delays on Canal Road. Motorists should plan accordingly.
No construction is scheduled to occur on April 4th (Easter Sunday), or Friday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 25th (Mullet Toss weekend at Flora-Bama, and Bama Coast Cruisin' car show at The Wharf). The contractor will work weekends except for these dates.
ALDOT and the contractor are working arduously to complete the project prior to May 25th, the last day of school. The construction schedule is tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions and unforeseen issues.