Opelika road blocks extended until Thursday


OPELIKA, Ala. — Alabama Power announces road blocks in the Opelika area will continue an extra day while crews finish installing new power polls.

A company press release says maintinance on Martin Luther King Boulevard will be extended until Wednesday. Work on South Long Street will continue into Thursday.

As News 3 reported, the power company originally said Martin Luther King Boulevard would be open to traffic on Tuesday after 5 p.m.

South Long Street was originally supposed to be blocked Wednesday also until 5 p.m.

Both streets will only have one lane of traffic open in each direction:

  • Martin Luther King Boulevard between Frederick Road and Hurst Street
  • South Long Street between W.E. Morton Avenue and Monroe Avenue

There will be traffic conductors at both locations during the maintenance.

The company warns drivers to slow down and be cautious of the road work.

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