Highway 31 To Close Between Atmore, Perdido

February 5, 2010

Highway 31 will be closed near the line between Baldwin and Escambia counties beginning next week.

The road will be closed at milepost 35.8 west of Atmore to repair damage from heavy rain and flooding back in December. The detour route will be Jacks Springs Road to I-65 to Baldwin County Road 47 (the Perdido exit) back to Highway 31.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is advising motorists that there could be delays due to the detour, and travel times should be adjusted accordingly.

Weather permitted, the project should be completed by March 12.


10 Responses to “Highway 31 To Close Between Atmore, Perdido”

  1. live in neighborhood on February 10th, 2010 10:42 pm

    Yes, you can take James road and bypass the road work! James road makes a horseshoe off hwy 31. Thats if csx doesn’t block the tracks like they did yesterday, but once I called the number that they have on the crossing in which i have saved in my cell contacts, because of such a problem, they divided the train for traffic to pass. I did notify them of the detour here, so maybe it won’t be a problem. You would think somebody besides a resident would have already notified them! Good luck, James Road traffic is moving along well, though!

  2. BaBa on February 5th, 2010 8:17 pm

    We may could make the loop around James Road at Nokomis and go into Perdido and come out back onto HWY 31 ?? Is this a possible route…or Turn onto the southend of James Rd where the fire station is and go that way ?? Where exactly will they shut the traffic off…we need answers …With weather permitted it says…could be April with the weather we are having the last 6 months…

  3. April on February 5th, 2010 11:22 am

    Ok, Thanks WIlliam!

  4. William on February 5th, 2010 11:15 am

    > Does anyone know if the road will be closed at night or just during the day?

    I’m told it will be closed 24/7. I think they are digging up the whole thing and replacing a culvert.

  5. April on February 5th, 2010 11:14 am

    Does anyone know if the road will be closed at night or just during the day?

  6. imac on February 5th, 2010 10:44 am

    i’m going to go interstate, the drivers on 31 are already slow as christmas

  7. Stuart on February 5th, 2010 9:09 am

    The location is where the fatal accident involving the teenagers occured a couple of weeks ago. It is west of Nokomis Baptist Church and East of Perdido Creek.

    An alternative route if your heading westbound on 31 (assuming CSX cooperates) is to take James Road North (across from Stokely Plantation) and then come out on creekside by the old Mr. Green Jeans.

    The east bound alternative is the opposite.

  8. William on February 5th, 2010 7:55 am

    > Just where is MP 35.8

    near the line between Baldwin and Escambia counties

  9. bama54 on February 5th, 2010 7:50 am

    Just where is MP 35.8, could there be a big oak tree landmark to give a more clear closing? Say Country Club area?? Know this for us old timers could make life a little less stressful.

  10. Driver on February 5th, 2010 7:30 am

    This stinks. Does anybody know a shorter way around this on PAVED backroads?

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