U.S. 72 Resurfacing Project to Begin In Madison, Jackson Counties

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that a major resurfacing project on U.S. 72 in eastern Madison County and western Jackson County will begin.

Whitaker Contracting will be resurfacing more than 16 miles of the four-lane highway, from east of the Flint River in the Brownsboro area to east of Parnell Circle in the Woodville area. Work on the westbound lanes will be complete before progressing to the eastbound lanes. The $11,658,369 contract sets a Nov. 19, 2021, deadline for completion.

Prior to milling and paving beginning, a subcontractor will perform work on bridge guard rails. That work will start June 23, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to expect single- lane closures on U.S. 72 westbound between Jackson County 7 and Jackson County 63 in Woodville from about 8 a.m. to about 5 p.m. daily.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the work zone, reduce speed and be prepared to merge.