HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When construction started on the Old Madison Pike bridge in 2013 we were told it would take about two years to complete.
Which, for drivers taking the daily detours, can feel like eternity. Viewers have reached out to WHNT News 19 asking what’s the deal with the project.
We reached out to ALDOT Regional Engineer Johnny Harris.
“[We’re] probably 90% complete, we’re just waiting for the bridge to be finished so we can start the final paving operations,” said Harris.
Early on in the project there were delays getting started. Then, this Winter, weather slowed down progress.
The good news is, Harris says contractors are back on track.
“It’s usually hard to predict exactly when the project will be completed, so we go by the contract amount of time, and the established completion date based on that. If the contractor is able to finish early it’s all the better for everyone,” Harris explained.
Old Madison Pike is scheduled to be re-opened November 1st, 2015. But Harris and city officials are hopeful they’ll be ready to open before then.