Expect traffic delays due to lane reduction, stoppages
HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that the Capt. John Snodgrass Bridge on Alabama 117 over the Tennessee River near Stevenson in Jackson County will undergo a major rehabilitation project beginning this week.
The $6.3 million project with contractor Cekra, Inc., is anticipated to take about two years and will include replacement of some structural steel, concrete repairs, and painting to extend the lifespan of the truss bridge constructed in 1958.
Beginning as early as Wednesday, Jan. 19, the two-lane bridge will be reduced to a single lane and traffic will be controlled by signals, alternating between northbound and southbound traffic. This lane closure will be necessary for the safety of the traveling public and workers. Please expect some delays.
At certain times during the project, traffic in both directions will be intermittently stopped for safety during overhead work. Efforts will be made to minimize the length and impact of these stoppages, though longer stoppages may be possible should unforeseen circumstances arise.
ALDOT will endeavor to notify the public in advance of any activity requiring traffic stoppages.
Motorists are encouraged to follow the Captain John Snodgrass Bridge Rehab Project page on Facebook or check algotraffic.com or download the ALGO Traffic app for updates. Dynamic message boards and highway advisory radios will be implemented at key locations to alert motorists approaching the bridge of possible delays.