ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) – Road works are underway on Enterprise’s Main Street in the Downtown Business District as of Sunday evening.
The Alabama Department of Transportation expects to begin the intersection of Highway 84 West from Main Street and the Geneva Highway north to Bol Weville Circle near Enterprise City Hall on July 10. The work will be carried out from Thursday night to Sunday from 18:00 to 06:00.
The High Street remains open for normal business and traffic flow from 6am each morning, with officials urging motorists to remain vigilant and watchful of the unfinished state of the road surface over the next few days.
No parking will be permitted on the street after 5:00 p.m. to clear the existing tarmac and make room for the equipment and personnel needed to rebuild the street.
State and local officials expect most paving work to be completed by Friday morning, July 15, depending on the weather or other circumstances. In the event of a delay, work can continue for the next one to two weeks.
Not all major roads will be closed at the same time, but work-oriented sections may be closed in the evenings on any day during the process.
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has been working on a major resurfacing project in the town of Wiregrass since June 20. Local traders had been preparing for weeks to move roadwork to Main Street before officially beginning on July 10.
Enterprise Mayor William Cooper and Main Street Principal Maria Montgomery urged residents and visitors to be patient with the uncomfortable conditions in the coming days.
“We will all be very pleased with the end result of the paving project,” said Cooper. “We are grateful that ALDOT has prioritized the project this year. When complete, the new road surface will be a welcome, good-looking upgrade that will benefit everyone.”
Mayor Cooper also noted the positive visual difference being made on South Main Street and East Park Street, from City Hall to Bol Weill Circle, over the past two weeks.
“For anyone who is hesitant to do their usual meals, grocery shopping, or other activities at downtown stores during the paving process, we want to assure you that you don’t have to worry about accessibility,” Montgomery said. Said.
“You can park on Main Street during peak shopping and business hours, but you will need to park or move your vehicles if you plan to be in town after 5pm.”
All directions within the circle continue to provide access to downtown. Available parking spots on Main Street include:
- East and West College Streets
- New car park near Lee Street and North Edwards Street
- The Coffee County Courthouse parking lot and Railroad Street.
Access to the Medical Center Enterprise, including all rescue services, will not be affected during this construction project.
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