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Carriger Road bridge in Hazel Green to reopen this week

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The bridge on Carriger Road in Hazel Green remains closed, causing a long detour for drivers. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – After months of circuitous driving for commuters in northern Madison County, a change bringing long-awaited relief.

District One Commissioner Roger Jones announced the bridge is set to reopen Thursday afternoon.

A hole in the bridge closed it to traffic over the summer. The Madison County Commission declared it an emergency situation to speed up repairs, but further inspection from state officials delayed its reopening.

County officials say it will be repaved Thursday morning and, should weather permit, the Road Closed signs that have taken up residence will be removed.