ALDOT detouring traffic on Hwy. 331

Published 6:57 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Traffic through Opp may be slowed as the Alabama Department of Transportation begins a bridge and culvert replacement.

The project on U.S. Hwy. 331, just north of Opp, between CR 38 and Veterans Memorial Parkway, will result in a detour for travelers. The section of Hwy. 331 will be closed for the duration of the project, which could take up to three months.

According to ALDOT, the new bridge and culvert will be built at the same location as the current structures. The detour will be in place starting Wednesday until the new structures have been completed.

The official sign detour will begin south of Brantley onto Alabama Highway 141 to U.S. Highway 84 and back to U.S. Highway 331, north of Opp. ALDOT says the northbound side detour will be the reverse.

The Frank Jackson State Park will remain accessible, and U.S. Highway 331 will be accessible by local traffic, except at the location of closure, ALDOT adds.

After the current project is completed, another for a bridge replacement will begin. That project could take up to two years to complete.