Work is Now Underway on Alabama 117 Between Mentone and Valley Head

The Alabama Department of Transportation announces work is now underway on an project to repair a landslide on Alabama 117 between Mentone and Valley Head.

Wright Brothers Construction is the contractor on the $1,369,500 project to excavate a 300-foot-long section of the mountainside highway and construct a rock buttress.  Loose material will be removed and replaced with a more stable rock fill.

The section of highway has been closed to traffic since early April; ALDOT anticipates re-opening the road in early June, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

After that road re-opens to traffic – a second phase of work is scheduled to take place which is estimated to take about 45 days, requiring single-lane closures from time to time.

(Photo by Holley Midgley / Courtesy of the Groundhog Facebook Page)

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