The City of Opelika’s contractor is projected to be placing striping to change the lanes of the roadway on South Railroad Avenue and Samford Avenue Monday, March 20 throughout the day.
- The two existing lanes on South Railroad from 5th Street to Samford Avenue will be restriped to reduce the width of the roadway to 13-ft to 14-ft each and shifted to the railroad side of the roadway. This will leave approximately 9 feet on the south side of the roadway dedicated to bi-directional bicycle traffic as well as other alternative transportation means.
- The four existing lanes on Samford Avenue from South Railroad Avenue to near Lafayette Parkway will be restriped to contain 2-12-foot travel lanes (one in each direction) and an 11-ft center turn lane. This will leave approximately 6 feet on the south side of the roadway dedicated to bi-directional traffic as well as other alternative transportation means. (illustrated below)
The process of placing new traffic stripe and lanes and removing the old stripe will be conducted under live traffic. Some delays may occur and there may be slight confusion until the new lanes are established. It is recommended that this area be avoided to relieve traffic congestion and hazards while the lane shifts are being conducted. Trucks with flashers and escorts will be on site, but because this is a mobile operation, no flaggers will be present. All striping and lane shifts should be completed by the end of the day.
For more information, please contact Scott Parker, City of Opelika Engineer at (334) 705-5450.