Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton said the Parks Avenue bridge project is ahead of schedule, but the bridge will not be open for the start of school next Wednesday.

Shelton said the demolition for the project went very well, and two of the three concrete footers that will hold the structure in place were poured on Tuesday. He said the bridge will have a wider flow area when the project is completed.

The Parks Avenue Bridge was closed on July 15 for demolition and repair.  Scottsboro City Engineer Josh Little expected the project to last from 60 to 75 days depending on the weather.

The bridge is closed approximately 100 feet from each end of the bridge, and Little said the closure does not affect access to the Rec-Com.

Little said the city is replacing the masonry bridge culvert on Parks Avenue with an aluminum box culvert. Guardrails will be added to the new bridge culvert to enhance the safety of the structure. Once the project is complete, the city will also resurface Parks Avenue.

Shelton said he was pleased the project is ahead of schedule.

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