Traffic pattern changing on South Three Notch

Published 1:56 am Saturday, December 9, 2017

The traffic pattern on South Three Notch Street will change again on Monday as Phase VI and VII of the roadway reconstruction begins.

These two phases involve the reconstruction from Hwy. 29 to Seegers Street, Daniel Wells of CDG Engineers and Associates said. During this phase of construction the contractor, Wiregrass Construction, will be implementing moving lane closures for the southbound and northbound outside lanes.

With the transition from Phase V to Phases VI and VII of construction, the portion of South Three Notch from Seegers Street to the railroad tracks will be reopened to two-way traffic. This section had been closed since early September.

Drivers are encouraged to detour and avoid the construction zone if at all possible. Wells said the pattern is expected to be in place for two months.

The project is being managed by the State Department of Transportation.

The State of Alabama awarded Andalusia an $8.6 million ATRIP grant in 2013 for the repairs to the southern entrance to the city. The project required a $2.1 million local match. ATRIP is a program Gov. Robert Bentley designed in which future federal dollars were pledged against a bond issue to fund current projects.