ALDOT Highway 31 project set to begin in early 2024

Published 9:52 am Monday, January 8, 2024

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The Alabama Department of Transportation is expected to begin work on U.S. Highway 31 between the intersection of Inverness Drive in Clanton to the intersection of Collins Street in Thorsby in early 2024, according to a press release by ALDOT on November 8, 2023. The project that was bid out to Dunn Construction Company, and the press release said that construction “typically begins within two months after the contract is awarded.”

The project will resurface the road, add two feet of safety widening, install guardrails and place new traffic stripping on U.S. Highway 31. The distance from the intersection of Inverness Drive in Clanton to the intersection of Collins Street in Thorsby is about 7.1 miles. Dunn Construction secured the 7.1-mile project with a bid of $4.52 million.

“Additionally, U.S. Highway 31 will be restriped from the existing four lanes down the three lanes from just north of Cherokee Road to Medical Center Drive. This new three-lane configuration will consist of one through-lane for northbound and southbound traffic and a continuous left-turn lane,” the press release said.

This change will “help improve traffic operations and efficiency along the route,” the press release concluded.

The project on U.S. Highway 31 is expected to last approximately six months.