Street Construction Closures

U.S. 31 work

Update on the Athens High School access improvements project.

The contractor is working along U.S. 31 and at the U.S. 31/Pryor Street intersection and Golden Eagle Drive.

Downtown Renovations for pedestrian safety and better handicap accessibility

Only July 22, the Council allocated $300,000 to mill, pave and stripe The Square except for the section of Market Street between Marion Street and the railroad tracks. Once Reed has a timeline for that project, we will share the start date. As for the Market Street section, the Council will determine whether it is feasible to uncover and utilize the historic bricks in that location.

First Avenue Area Drainage Project

The Athens City Council has approved paving roads impacted by street cuts. 

Spring/Summer 2019 paving update

Paving update from Public Works:

A crew has been milling utility cuts in preparation to repave these areas this week (Week of June 2):

1) S. Houston St. by the Farmers Market

2) S. Hines close to Plato Jones

3) Elkton Rd. has cuts

4) S. Marion close to Bradford Pawn

5) Madison St. between Hobbs and Bryan

6) Levert Ave.

7) Cascade Dr.

8) Sabrina Ln. has two locations

9) Cornish at Elkton

10) Audubon Ln.

The Street Department has had a crew in Canebrake to repair sinking sewer trenches.

A crew has patched damaged areas on Moyer's Road and is monitoring the road due to all the construction traffic.

Today a crew is opening up the big dip on Lindsay Lane close to Lindsay Lane Baptist Church to start work on that repair.

Reed should be here the first of this month to start paving the larger streets of Jefferson, Lucas Ferry, and Clinton.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - American Farm Heritage Days Tractor Ride Event; departs from Piney Chapel and will come into the city on Edgewood Road, cross Elm Street, go south on Hine Street, and take Washington to Marion to Pryor to the Veterans Museum. Will have lunch then depart using Pryor, Beaty, Hobbs, Elm and Elkton.
  • 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.
  • Sept. 21 from 7-10 a.m. - KALB Duck and Run 5K; starts and ends at Big Springs Park. Route impacts East, Washington, Forrest, Houston, First Avenue, Madison, Market, Marion and Beaty.
  • Oct. 18-19 from 5 p.m. on the 18th to 9 p.m. on the 19th - Marion and Washington closed.
  • Oct. 19 - Athens Grease Festival on Square

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 – The street east of U.S. 31 closed March 4, 2019, and will remain closed until summer 2020, weather permitting. This is to replace the two bridges over Swan Creek and make other safety improvements. Click here for more project info.
  • Alabama 251 roundabout – Wait until Forrest St bridges done. (State project)
  • Courthouse Square – Will pave in August.
  • U.S. 31/Pryor Street Sidewalk – Waiting ALDOT approval to bid.