Work set to begin on JeffCo's Coalburg Road


The Alabama Department of Transportation will start work next Tuesday, July 9, 2013, to add additional lanes on Coalburg Road from State Route 107 to Corridor X (I-22) in Jefferson County. {}This work will include grade, base, pave and partial signals.{}{}The work will begin, of course, weather permitting. {}At 9 that morning, the contractor will place detour signs along Coalburg Road.{}"Traffic along Coalburg Road from Daniel Payne Drive to south of Republic Street will be rerouted along Republic Street," according to the news release. "This detour is expected to last approximately 12 to 16 weeks. Other construction along Coalburg Road from Republic Street to the overpass of I-22 will occur simultaneously and will be announced."{}W.S. Newell of Montgomery is the contractor. {}The $7.6-million project is expected to be completed by Winter 2015.{}"A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area. ALDOT thanks motorists for their patience during this construction operation to improve Alabama's roadways."