UPDATE: According to ALDOT, the north and southbound lanes of U.S. 231 in Lacey’s Spring will be closed indefinitely due to road concerns.
ALDOT says the road condition deteriorated due to all the rain that ran off the mountain. It got significantly worse late last night.
The detour for southbound traffic is Alabama 36 westbound to Alabama 67 southbound to Alabama 69 northbound to U.S. 231.
The detour for northbound traffic is Alabama 69 southbound to Alabama 67 northbound to Alabama 36 eastbound to U.S. 231.
Trucks heading north will detour to Alabama 69 southbound, Alabama 67 northbound and onto Interstate 65 in Priceville.
Southbound trucks will detour onto Alabama 36 westbound, Alabama 67 southbound, Alabama 69 northbound, and back onto U.S. 231.
Morgan County Schools officials are monitoring and assessing the situation for student transportation. They released a statement that reads in part:
“While this situation creates a major inconvenience, we will do whatever it takes to make sure our students arrive safely to school and return home safely. To that end, we are meeting several times a day to discuss options and how to handle traffic flow. The best thing we can advise, at this point, is for everyone to plan to give themselves an extra 15 minutes or more each day. In addition, please realize it will take a bit longer for us to safely bus your students to and from school. This could increase the pick-up and drop off times by 15 minutes or more.”Morgan County Schools
The Alabama Department of Transportation closed the southbound lanes of U.S. 231 near Hill Road in Morgan County due to a crack in the road.
Drivers are advised to use caution, expect delays or find another route.
ALDOT says the road on Brindlee Mountain will remain closed until engineers are able to assess the situation. They say repairs were originally planned for Thursday, February 13th.
ALDOT says the crack developed earlier this week and got worse during Wednesday’s storms.
A portion of the road was closed on Tuesday.
ALDOT officials told WHNT News 19 the fix will be major and is expected to take a significant amount of time. They said the road won’t reopen anytime soon.