County Road 65 bridge open a week early


FOLEY, Alabama -- A bridge construction project on County Road 65 south of Foley is now open, one week earlier than the proposed timeframe, according to a release issued Friday by the Baldwin County Commission’s Public Affairs Office.

The bridge on County Road 65, closed the evening of July 14, was reopened on Thursday, Aug. 19 after the Baldwin County Commission Highway Department completed the bridge construction project over Turkey Branch following five weeks of closure.

This is the first of two Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration Grant bridge deck replacement projects that are underway.

“The goal of this project and AID Grant funding was to leverage innovative technologies and accelerated construction techniques to replace aging infrastructure while minimizing impacts on the traveling public,” according to the release.

The second AID project, located on Doc McDuffie Road over Wolf Creek in Foley, is well underway with new deck panels set and roadway approach work progressing. The goal is to reopen this bridge mid-September.