MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Crews have been hard at work, putting the finishing touches on McGregor Avenue. It’s the latest update to road repair work we’ve been following since the historic flood weeks ago, and there’s not much left to do.
“Just striping it and move the traffic barricades and clean up a few things. If the city will allow, hopefully we can open this afternoon,” said James Adams with James Adams & Son Construction.
Adams has been over the repair work on McGregor and said even up to the last week or so, repairing the road has been difficult.
“We had quite a bit of rain and the ditch there’s a lot of water that comes through here, thank goodness we had the job safened up so tit didn’t wash anything away,” Adams said.
Adams said they replaced a double barrel line of pipe and completely rebuilt the concrete structure. Across town repairs aren’t as advanced.
Another big road collapse that happened during the historic flood was on Girby Road, where the work continues.
Colby Cooper, Chief of Staff for the City of Mobile, said the city knew this project was going to take longer due to the extent of damage.
Cooper said on Girby, the contractor has poured the bottom of the culvert, plans to start work on the walls this weekend.
He said the project is still 4 to 6 weeks away from completion, depending on the weather.
McGregor Avenue should be open at the latest, in the next couple of days.