ALDOT begins work on Demopolis truck route

Published 1:43 pm Monday, July 14, 2014

The Alabama Department of Transportation will temporarily reroute traffic along Alabama 43 while part of Walnut Street is paved.

Traffic will be sent down Fulton Street to Cedar Street. Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese said the project should not last more than two or three weeks, depending on weather conditions.

Demopolis Mayor Mike Grayson said the project will involve reworking, repairing and repaving from the old police station on North Walnut Street to Capitol Street and down Capitol to North Cedar Street.

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“During the day, we’ll use the old truck route as a bypass, then it will revert back to the current route at night,” Grayson said. “It should take two to three weeks, weather permitting, to complete.”

Reese said the repairs are necessary to be able to keep the truck route where it is.

“I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you during the next few weeks,” Reese said. “However, in order to maintain the current truck route on Walnut Street, we must have these needed repairs. I am asking for your patience as we work for the future of our city.”

For any questions or concerns about the ALDOT project, contact Reese at (334) 289-3073 or Grayson at (334) 289-0577.

The city’s paving project that began earlier this month is close to halfway complete, according to the mayor.

He said the downtown streets are complete as well as The Cove and Powe Road.

“Everything is moving along reasonably well,” Grayson said. “There have been some equipment breakdowns, but that’s to be expected. We’re probably looking at another 30 days to complete the project if the weather cooperates.”