Bypass repaving under way

Published 12:04 am Thursday, June 14, 2012

Motorists will have to exercise caution – and a bit of patience – while navigating portions of the Andalusia By-Pass.

For many days, crews with Mobile Asphalt Co. have been working to prep the 2.3-mile section of state Hwy. 55 from U.S. Hwy. 29 to south of U.S. Hwy. 84. Construction cones and uneven sections of pavement mean motorists should be mindful of construction workers and work as they travel in the area.

Rebecca White, state department of transportation spokesperson, said the project cost is $1.17 million.

“Work began in late May, and the estimated completion date is mid-July,” she said of the project.

The county was set to begin the process of a second ALDOT construction project – the planing, resurfacing and traffic striping of U.S. Hwy. 84 from the Conecuh County line to west of state Hwy. 55 in River Falls. Bids for the 7.752-mile project, with an estimated cost between $960,000 to $1.18 million, were set to be let on June 29; however, the project has been removed from the state bid list.

It is unclear why the project was removed from the bid list.