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Posted on: October 19, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ENGINEERING PROJECTS AND NEW ROADWORK TO BEGIN MID-OCTOBER

The City of Opelika and the engineering department would like to notify citizens about upcoming projects and roadwork during the coming weeks.  

1st Avenue Streetscape Project- Beginning as early as Monday, October 19th, the contractor for the 1st Avenue Streetscape project will begin working on phase 1 of the project.  This phase will be to replace the drainage and sidewalks along North 8th Street from North Railroad Avenue to 1st Avenue.  North 8th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between North Railroad Avenue and 1st Avenue.  The through traffic on 1st Avenue will be closed at North 8th Street as well.  

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained and protected along North 8th Street on both sides of the road in this area, as well as 1st Avenue.  All traffic and deliveries to 1st Avenue will need to come in from North 7th Street.

Once the work on North 8th Street is completed, this road will be re-opened to traffic and the next phase of construction will begin on 1st Avenue.  An additional traffic control and detour plan will be sent out at this time.

Lowndes Street Improvement Project - A contractor will begin drainage and roadway improvements on Lowndes Street between Dallas Avenue and Pepperell Parkway as early as Monday, October 19, 2020.  Roads will be closed around the work areas and local traffic will be required to use Spring Drive and the its intersecting side streets around the construction.

Industrial Blvd. Improvement Project - The temporary road closure for Industrial Boulevard between Lake Condy Road and Consumer Avenue is scheduled to begin at 8 AM, Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 and extend until 5 PM, Friday, November 13th, 2020. During this Closure, all traffic requiring access to Industrial Boulevard will need to utilize the detour signage along Market Street and Consumer Avenue. 

If you have questions, contact City of Opelika, Engineer, Scott Parker, sparker@opelika-al.gov

 

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