Council receives update on County Road 42

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Jemison Council on Monday discussed upcoming construction on County Road 42 that will begin March 14.

Mayor Eddie Reed told the council that the city had received official notice that a portion of County Road 42 would be shut down beginning March 14 as part of a continued resurfacing project.

“People will still be able to drive on County Road 42, but there will be parts of the road they will not be able to access,” Reed said.

Reed said ideally, motorists could take County Road 44 to County Road 42 and County Road 48, or motorists could travel County Road 42 to County Road 71.

“The road will be closed at the Yellow Leaf bridge crossing while a culvert is replaced,” Reed said.

Reed said according to contractors, the portion of the work near the culvert is expected to take three weeks to complete.

“We surely want our roads safe for our citizens,” Reed said. “Getting County Road 42 taken care of will really help us.”

Due to the project being a state-approved project, Reed emphasized that ALDOT would be handling things like detour signs, as opposed to the Jemison Police Department.

“This is a state-approved project so they are handling a lot of things,” Reed said. “We are just grateful work is being done.”

Reed told the council he would keep them updated on any new developments with the project.

The council also approved a request by Jemison Deputy Chief Marc McMinn to approve four candidates for the department’s reserve program.

Randy C. Phillips, Jason Jordan, Brittney Rodgers and David Malpica were unanimously approved by the council to be added to a list of reserves.