Update – East Side of Elmore County-Redland Road Now Open

Early afternoon today the Elmore County Commission was notified of a large hole in the road at the bridge just off Hwy 231 on Redland Road that resulted in it being closed.
An assessment of the situation was done and Elmore County Engineer Richie Beyer immediately mobilized equipment and staff to begin the emergency road repair.
County crews have worked continuously since this time and at 10:00pm tonight Redland Road has been reopened.

Great job Richie, the Elmore County Highway Dept staff.

Please see statement below from the Commission:

The Elmore County Highway Department completed emergency repairs to Redland Road this evening. As of 10pm, the road was back open to traffic. The County advises everyone to use caution as they travel this stretch of Redland Road as the repairs were intended to restore essential travel and may need additional work after normal traffic resumes.

The County Commission appreciates the patience of our citizens whose normal travel routes were interrupted today.


Update – East Side of Elmore County-Redland Road Closed

The Elmore County Commission through its Highway Department is actively working to repair a sinkhole that developed on the western abutment of the county bridge on Redland Rd between US 231 and Rifle Range Rd. Repair work began hours after the initial notification of the problem by a nearby resident of Redland Rd. Through swift response by local volunteer fire department, Wetumpka PD, Elmore County Sheriff, and Elmore County Highway Department personnel, no damages or injuries resulted from the storm related problem.

Highway department crews plan to work through the evening and weekend in an attempt to reopen the roadway prior to Monday morning rush hour traffic.

While emergency repairs are being made, the public is encouraged to utilize Jasmine Hill Rd and Willow Springs Rd to detour the damaged area. The Elmore County Commission appreciates the public’s patience why these emergency repairs are completed.


East Side of Elmore County – Redland Road Closed

If you are travelling to the east side of the county to the Hwy 231 / Redland Road area please be aware.

Redland Road is closed between U.S. Hwy. 231 and Rifle Range Road until further notice.

Motorist should use Jasmine Hill Road to Willow Springs Road to access Redland Road east of Rifle Range Road.

This closure has been caused by a sink hole in the road near the first bridge off of Hwy 231.


Airport Road Resurfacing Project

If you have traveled Airport Road this week you will see construction crews have been able to do a minimal amount of work on the resurfacing project that has started. Maybe the rain will not continue to interfere with progress.

The entire section of Airport Road is scheduled to be resurfaced but as we all know the weather will dictate the completion date.

Paving company employees were on the project site early this morning getting equipment positioned and signage in place.

Please be patient when traveling Airport Road, expect delays and one lane being closed at times.


Heavy Rain Causes Road Damage

The rain last night and numerous bands of showers seen in our area all day has caused road damage in some areas of District 4.

A portion of Harris Road has been closed, there is significant erosion or potholes in sections of Politic, Friendly Pine and Mercer Roads. This is due to the heavy rains and water flowing over the roads in many areas.

It was reported to me by a resident of Ingram Road that their rain gauge showed over 4 inches of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours and over 8 inches this week.

Maintenance of different portions of these particular damaged roads are the responsibility of the Town of Elmore and the County but the Town contracts with the County to maintain its roads.

After spending much time with our County Engineer today, I spoke with him again late this afternoon and he is aware of those roads needing repair in the Politic, Harris, Mercer Road areas.

The goal is to start these repairs Monday morning but more rainfall is predicted into the weekend and it will need to dry out some before repairs can start.

If you need to report a road that needs to be graded you can call the Highway Dept at 334-567-1162 directly or as always contact me. 

Stay Dry.

More Rain-Be Careful

I have been riding many areas of District 4 this morning and you don’t need me to tell you it has rained a tremendous amount since yesterday.

Drive slow today and watch for water over roads. Creeks are near capacity and more rain is falling.

County crews are already out watching common trouble spots during heavy rain.


ALDOT to Start Resurfacing Project on Hwy 14 in Millbrook

Below is a media advisory from ALDOT.



Resurfacing project on Alabama Highway 14 in Millbrook to begin Wednesday

MILLBROOK, Ala.- Signs have been placed for an Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) resurfacing project on Alabama Highway 14 from east of Interstate 65 to west of Alabama Highway 143.

The resurfacing project will begin Wednesday, June 21, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through a construction zone and expect delays.

ALDOT awarded the $1,153,147 contract to Asphalt Contractors, Inc., out of Montgomery, who had the lowest bid that met project requirements. The projected should be completed by the end of August.

ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama.



Brantley Kirk

Alabama Department of Transportation

Southeast Region

334-353-6862 Office


Millbrook Chamber Annual Membership Meeting

Millbrook Chamber’s annual membership meeting was well attended at the Natureplex at Lanark yesterday.

New Chamber Board members were sworn in by Mayor Al Kelley and outgoing Board President Bill Myers passed to gavel to incoming Board President Kevin Kelley.

Thank you Tim Gothard, the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the Chamber staff and volunteers along with Alabama Power for making it a great event.