Expect nighttime bridge closures

Expect nighttime bridge closures

HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that between 9  p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be a series of closures of the Capt.  John Snodgrass Bridge on Alabama 117 over the Tennessee River near Stevenson in Jackson  County. 

The contractor will be replacing steel portal braces. The work will require at least four closures,  each lasting up to an hour. There will be breaks between closures to clear traffic and reposition  equipment. If work is not completed on Friday night, subsequent closures will occur from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. 

Due to the length of the closures, motorists are advised to use alternate routes. 

The $6.3 million project with contractor Cekra, Inc., includes replacement of some structural steel,  concrete repairs, and painting to extend the lifespan of the truss bridge constructed in 1958.  

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