Parkway Overpasses: What’s Happening Underneath Them?

overpass

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You may have driven on the access roads for Memorial Parkway recently, and wondered what is happening at the overpasses.

Or specifically, what’s happening underneath them.

Many of us have seen equipment set up underneath, and in some cases, large tents blocking off all view while work is being done.  So, what’s going on behind the curtain?

The Alabama Department of Transportation is doing sandblasting and painting.  Crews are sandblasting to get rid of old dust, debris and old paint.  Then, they paint the under-portions green.

The tents are up to keep everything in the enclosed area, and to prevent sandblasting or paint from hitting your car.

Johnny Harris, ALDOT division engineer, said the work should take a few more weeks at various overpasses around Huntsville.

He asks that you slow down and use caution near these areas, because there could be some service vehicles in the U-turn lanes.  Sometimes, crews will have to block off the U-turn lanes while they work.