Street Construction Closures

ALDOT paving I-65

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that a contractor will begin resurfacing Interstate 65 in the Athens area Sunday, July 26, weather permitting. The $9,071,403 project will resurface more than 7½ miles, from Exit 351 (U.S. 72) in Athens to just north of Wales Street, north of Athens. The contractor, Wiregrass Construction, will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights. Please expect nighttime delays, drive with caution, and be prepared to reduce speed and merge.

Plato Jones

The Sewer Department has Plato Jones closed from Hine Street to Maxie Allen for approximately one month (until Aug. 28) for a sewer replacement project.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • Sept. 12 - Superhero Day Parade from Bryan to Beaty to Washington to East at 10:30 a.m.

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
  • Alabama 251 roundabout – Waiting to hear from State about start date.
  • U.S. 31/Pryor Street Sidewalk – Work is underway. Motorists should watch for crews working on the road side.