City of Opelika starts new roadwork projects


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City of Opelika

The city of Opelika and the engineering department would like to notify citizens about upcoming projects and roadwork during the coming weeks.

First Avenue Streetscape Project – Beginning as early as Monday, Oct. 19, the contractor for the First Avenue Streetscape project will begin working on phase 1 of the project. This phase will be to replace the drainage and sidewalks along North Eighth Street from North Railroad Avenue to First Avenue. North Eighth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between North Railroad Avenue and First Avenue. The through traffic on First Avenue will be closed at North Eighth Street as well.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained and protected along North Eighth Street on both sides of the road in this area, as well as First Avenue. All traffic and deliveries to First Avenue will need to come in from North Seventh Street.

Once the work on North Eighth Street is completed, this road will be re-opened to traffic and the next phase of construction will begin on First Avenue. An additional traffic control and detour plan will be sent out at this time.

Lowndes Street Improvement Project – A contractor will begin drainage and roadway improvements on Lowndes Street between Dallas Avenue and Pepperell Parkway as early as Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Roads will be closed around the work areas and local traffic will be required to use Spring Drive and its intersecting side streets around the construction.

Industrial Blvd. Improvement Project – The temporary road closure for Industrial Boulevard between Lake Condy Road and Consumer Avenue is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, and last until 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. During this Closure, all traffic requiring access to Industrial Boulevard will need to use the detour signage along Market Street and Consumer Avenue.

If you have questions, contact City of Opelika Engineer Scott Parker at


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