According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, Alabama Highway 71, between County Road 99 and County Road 697 north of Flat Rock, will be closed to through traffic from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 16 to 6 a.m. on Monday, July 22, weather permitting, for a pipe repair.

The official detour route for southbound traffic is Alabama 71 northbound to Georgia 136 eastbound to Georgia 301 southbound to Alabama 75 southbound to Alabama 117 northbound to Alabama 71 southbound. The route is reversed for northbound traffic.

Highway advisory radios and message boards are in place to alert motorists to the upcoming closure.

Plan travel times accordingly.

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