The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that Alabama 117 between Mentone and Valley Head is now open, following the first phase of a $1.4 million emergency repair project to correct a landslide.

A 300-foot-long section of the highway on the side of Lookout Mountain was reconstructed as part of the project, which included stabilization of the slope with a rock buttress. Wright Brothers Construction is the contractor.

Motorists are advised to expect rough pavement and temporary striping, as final paving and striping are not complete. A second phase of the repair will be ongoing until about mid-July. Please expect intermittent single-lane closures and delays.

The section of highway was closed to traffic in early April following heavy rainfall that led to destabilization of the slope below the roadway.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.