Street Construction Closures

Ridgelawn Drive

Wastewater Department has closed a portion of Ridgelawn Drive, from 104 Ridgelawn to 205 Ridgelawn, until approximately June 6 in order to install a sewer line.

Local paving projects this season

May 10 through the paving season - Local paving projects will begin on Old Decatur Road from Brookhill Drive to East Sanderfer Road. Paving will continue in this order as weather permits and pending no unforeseen street issues:
  • Lucas Street, Whitson Street, Rodgers Street, Townsend Street, 14th Street, Sandifer Street, Batts Street.
  • Ridgelawn Drive, Arbor Drive and connecting streets in Vineyard 1, Monterrey Drive and connecting streets in Vineyard 1.
  • Diamond Point Drive and connecting streets, Piney Creek Drive from Longview Drive to Medinah Lane, Winged Foot from Shinnecock Hills Drive to Piney Creek Drive.
  • Madison Street from Fifth Avenue to Ninth Avenue, Houston Street from Fifth Avenue to Elm Street, Seventh Avenue, Eighth Avenue, Ninth Avenue and 10th Avenue all from Jefferson Street to North Malone Street, Bryan Street from Houston Street to CSX railroad.
  • Kingswood Drive, Gordon Drive, Buchanan Street, Christopher Drive, Florence Drive, Pinedale Street, Virginia Drive.
  • Lisa Lane, Stephens Avenue, Redbud Street, Woodbury Street (once Wastewater Dept. cuts have settled later this year).

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • June 8 - 5-8 p.m. - Art After Hours. Part of Washington Street east bound will be blocked.
  • July 13 - 5-8 p.m. - Art After Hours. Part of Washington Street east bound will be blocked.
  • Aug. 10 - 5-8 p.m. - Art After Hours. Part of Washington Street east bound will be blocked.
  • Sept. 8 - 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Travis Manion Foundation 5K to impact Pryor Street at Veterans Museum, Marion Street, Washington Street, Hine Street, Huston Street, Third Avenue, Madison Street, West Hobbs Street.
  • Sept. 8 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Superhero Day at Big Spring Park. Parade will impact Market, Clint, East, Washington, Hobbs and Beaty streets.
  • Sept. 14 - 5-8 p.m. - Art After Hours. Part of Washington Street east bound will be blocked.
  • Sept. 15 - 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Duck and Run 5K - Impacts East, Washington, Forrest, Houston, Madison, Market, Marion and Beaty streets and First Avenue.

ATRIP, TAP and other projects that will impact streets (estimated start dates)

The City of Athens coordinates with the Alabama Department of Transportation on these projects, and the dates are subject to change
  • 5th Avenue – Plans are complete. Once City forces complete preliminary work, the project will be bid. Anticipate summer start date.
  • Forrest Street bridges and resurfacing – Plans are complete. Right-of-way acquisition is underway. Anticipated late summer/ early fall start date on construction
  • Fifth Avenue Widening and Resurfacing - To be determined.
  • Alabama 251 roundabout – Wait until Forrest St bridges done. (State project)
  • Courthouse Square – Plans submitted to ALDOT. Once authorization received, advertise for bids. Anticipated late spring/early summer start date.
  • U.S. 31/Pryor Street Sidewalk – Anticipate fall 2018 construction.
  • Athens High School Access Improvements – U.S. 31 entrance, Pryor St/Golden Eagle Drive/U.S. 31 Intersection, and Elm St turn lane) – Anticipate construction start date in early summer.
  • Athens Limestone Blvd at U.S. 72 – Permit submitted to ALDOT; City forces to construct.