Street Construction Closures

U.S. 31 work

There are roadwork improvements remaining on U.S. 31 surrounding the intersection.  Those improvements are:

● An additional left turn lane will be installed at U.S. 31 and Alabama 99. 

● Pedestrian signals added at U.S. 31 and Alabama 251.

That work will not be completed until early 2019.

Downtown Renovations for pedestrian safety and better handicap accessibility

Contractor will start back on the Courthouse side on Jan. 9, weather permitting. Athens Water will start back on Marion Street on Jan. 14, weather permitting. Go TAP Project for Downtown Athens page for detailed information.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday March; Around the Courthouse Square, and north on Marion Street and then west on Pryor Street to the Limestone County Event Center.
  • Sept. 14 from 7-10 a.m. - Travis Manion Foundation 5K; starts and ends at Veterans Museum and impacts Pryor, Marion, Washington,Hine, Houston, Third Avenue, Madison, and West Hobbs.
  • Oct. 18-19 from 5 p.m. on the 18th to 9 p.m. on the 19th - Marion and Washington closed.

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
  • Forrest Street bridges and resurfacing – Anticipate work to start January 2019 and take 13 to 14 months.
  • Alabama 251 roundabout – Wait until Forrest St bridges done. (State project)
  • Courthouse Square – To start back mid-January.
  • U.S. 31/Pryor Street Sidewalk – In the design phase.