Phase 2 repairs underway on Hwy. 278 W at New Bridge


CULLMAN – Phase two of the repair work on U.S. Highway 278 West at New Bridge/Kugler Creek is now underway, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

“Wiregrass Construction has begun work on the second phase of repair, which includes removal of part of the retaining wall and replacement with a soil nail wall (on the lower slope) on U.S. 278 near CR-1148,” said ALDOT North Region Information Specialist Seth Burkett.

Burkett says that the contract amount is $1,701,171.

“There was a brief period the other day in which U.S. 278 was reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic while they set up barriers to close off that auxiliary lane west of the bridge,” said Burkett. “It will be open to two-way traffic from here on, though there may be brief periods where they may need to close a lane for moving equipment in or out. There may be single-lane closures on County Road 1148 at times, but we do not anticipate any major impacts on traffic because that is a low-volume road.”

ALDOT anticipates that the project will be complete by late fall or early winter.


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