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U.S. 31 traffic to stop for bridge work

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that traffic on U.S. 31 between Hartselle and Falkville will be stopped as girders are moved into place for the new southbound bridge at Cedar Creek Wednesday, March 10.

Multiple stoppages will occur between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. as a total of six girders — large beams that will support the bridge deck — are positioned, rigged, hoisted and set. Individual stoppages may last 20 to 30 minutes.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan additional travel time or use alternate routes.

Contractor Miller & Miller has demolished the southbound bridge constructed in 1931 and is now replacing it. Completion of the $3,078,868 project is anticipated this summer.