ALDOT repaving portions of two roads in county

Published 2:22 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two state roads in Chilton County are undergoing facelifts.

Highway 145, or Lay Dam Road, and Highway 183 are both being repaved—projects that will eventually lead to smooth surfaces but temporarily will inconvenience motorists.

The state is repaving a stretch of 145 from the Interstate 65 overpass north to the Shelby County line.

Alabama Department of Transportation Project Engineer Jackie Campbell said work began July 29 and should conclude in mid-November.

Commuters should expect 15- to 20-minute delays each day of road work, as workers close one lane of the road at a time along stretches of about two miles.

“We’ll have lane closures all the way through,” Campbell said. “Just be patient with us, and then you’ll have a good road when we get through.”

Campbell said 145 received its last repaving in the early 1990s.

“We may have gotten more out of that one than we have some of our other roads,” he said.

ALDOT is also repaving the portion of Highway 183 from the intersection with Highway 82 to the Perry County line.

Work began on Aug. 1 and should conclude at the end of October, Campbell said.

Lane closures and slight delays should also be expected with the project on 183.