Extended closure of U.S. Hwy. 231 in Lacey’s Spring expected due to cracking in roadway

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U.S. Highway 231 southbound in Lacey’s Spring (ALDOT)

LACEY’S SPRING, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) said Thursday to “expect an extended closure for U.S. (Highway) 231 southbound and northbound” in Lacey’s Spring in Morgan County. The closure is due to cracking of the roadway, which began earlier this week and was exacerbated by this week’s heavy rains.

According to ALDOT North Region Public Information Officer Seth Burkett, “I want to clarify that due to the developments last (Wednesday) night, the repairs originally planned for today will not be proceeding.”

He said a crack that developed earlier this week continued to worsen Wednesday night.

The official detour for northbound traffic is Alabama 69 southbound to Alabama 67 northbound to Alabama 36 eastbound to U.S. 231. The detour for southbound traffic is Alabama 36 westbound to Alabama 67 southbound to Alabama 69 northbound to U.S. 231.

Official detours for commercial trucks are as follows:

  • S. 231 northbound will detour to Alabama 69 southbound, to Alabama 67 northbound, to Interstate 65 in Priceville.
  • S. 231 southbound will detour to Alabama 36 westbound, to Alabama 67 southbound, to Alabama 69 northbound, back to U.S. 231.

 

Burkett said state forces will be making some temporary improvements on detour routes to help lessen the impacts of additional traffic.

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U.S. Highway 231 northbound in Lacey’s Spring (ALDOT)
U.S. Highway 231 southbound in Lacey’s Spring (ALDOT)
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Wendy Sack

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