Canal Rd. widening project should be complete by Dec. of 2020
The widening of Canal Rd. in Orange Beach between Foley Beach Express and Orange Beach Blvd. (HW. 161) in Orange Beach began in September and the anticipated completion date is December 2020.
When complete, this portion of roadway, which carried an annual average of over 18,000 vehicles daily in 2018, will be a five-lane highway including a designated two-way turn lane. While there will be periods of lane closures and congestion in the work zone, when completed, the much needed project will better accommodate the volume of traffic this roadway carries during the spring break and summer tourism seasons. Utility, drainage, and construction work is being performed simultaneously along the route. The final wearing surface and permanent stripe and markings are added upon completion of project.