NORTHPORT, AL. — The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) on Wednesday announced plans to add safety improvements at a busy intersection in Northport.
ALDOT said plans call for installing a separator curb with vertical delineators, along with new traffic striping and widening of the northbound shoulder just south of U.S. Highway 43 at Mitt Lary Road intersection.
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Weather permitting, work is set to begin Monday, Nov. 2 and is expected to last three weeks. Work on the project will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to better accommodate traffic, but ALDOT says motorists should expect delays and use caution while driving through the work zone.
ALDOT also said the separator curb is approximately 250 feet in length and will prevent motorists from making illegal turns. The agency also pointed to similar safety measures implemented in 2019 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and U.S. Highway 69.