The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 16, 2014

Drainage work to start on Lindsay Lane


Drainage repair construction on Lindsay Lane is expected to begin Friday with the delivery of pipe and construction materials.

Road closures are expected to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, and continue periodically for several weeks. 


"We will try to close and reopen the street daily as much as possible and cooperate with school traffic," Street Department Director Dolph Bradford said. "However, there are two to three large culverts that will take a day or more to complete, and we won't be able to reopen. School traffic and residents will have to access from either side depending on location of the work.

“When we close the road, it will be completely closed to through traffic, and we will assign detours if possible. We will install as much signage as possible as well."

Bradford said workers must replace six culverts south of Strain Road and three culverts north of the round-a-bout. There will be other areas of work for road widening to accommodate a guard rail. Paving will take place closer to the summer after the entire length of the road is widened one foot on each side.

"We ask motorists to think of the safety of our crews and for patience during this road construction," Bradford said. "The road will be under construction for a good portion of this year. Alternate routes should be considered."