Weather delays Martin Rd. Mainline reopening on Memorial Pkwy. - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Weather delays Martin Rd. Mainline reopening on Memorial Pkwy.

Layout for South Memorial Parkway and Martin Road (Source: Alabama Department of Transportation) Layout for South Memorial Parkway and Martin Road (Source: Alabama Department of Transportation)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Martin Road Mainline section of Memorial Parkway was supposed to reopen at 10 a.m. Friday, but that has been pushed back to Saturday due to weather.

Workers still have to move barriers, paint lines, and clean up the mainline before it opens.

Seth Burkett with the Alabama Department of Transportation said they're actually ahead of schedule for the South Memorial Parkway project.

ALDOT was thrilled they were able to open the section of the Parkway mainline before school starts, to help alleviate the traffic for buses and parents taking kids to nearby schools like the New Grissom High School and Whitesburg Middle School.

Up next for the Parkway, Burkett said they're hoping to have overpasses at Byrd Spring and Logan Drive completed by June 2019.

One important thing to remember is watching out for workers reopening the road, and there will still be some stop conditions when entering service roads.

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