The Alabama Department of Transportation has closed U.S. 231 southbound and northbound in Lacey’s Spring, in Morgan County. The road developed a crack earlier this week, which has worsened significantly. ALDOT officials say engineers are working on a solution, but the repair is expected to take a significant amount of time. ALDOT has said this portion of the road will be closed indefinitely.
Employers, please be aware this will affect your team members who travel to and from Morgan County. This includes people who travel from Marshall and Cullman counties. Please share the following information with them about detours:
The official detour is Alabama 69 southbound to Alabama 67 northbound to Alabama 36 eastbound to U.S. 231.
Commercial trucks will detour to Alabama 69 southbound, to Alabama 67 northbound, to Interstate 65 in Priceville.
The official detour is Alabama 36 westbound to Alabama 67 southbound to Alabama 69 northbound to U.S. 231.
Commercial trucks will detour to Alabama 36 westbound, to Alabama 67 southbound, to Alabama 69 northbound, back to U.S. 231.
Motorists are advised to reduce speed and expect delays due to traffic being reduced to a single lane in each direction.
We’ll share more information as we learn it, and please monitor your local news stations for the latest updates.
Highway 231 between Arab and Huntsville has been closed because of heavy rain causing damage to the roadway. A large number of people in Marshall and Cullman counties, especially people in Arab, use this to get to Huntsville everyday. I know ALDOT is working on a repair plan. pic.twitter.com/OyqAG0iM6x
— Rep. Robert Aderholt (@Robert_Aderholt) February 13, 2020
By Claire Aiello
VP, Marketing & Communications
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber