Part of AL40 to close Friday and Saturday

HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that a 2½-mile segment of Alabama 40 near Scottsboro in Jackson County will be closed Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, for roadway maintenance.

The closure, from Alabama 35 to County Road 273, will begin about 9 a.m. Friday. The road is anticipated to reopen about 6 a.m. Sunday, July 17.

Message boards will be in place to advise motorists of the closure and detour. The official detour is Alabama 71 to Alabama 35 for westbound traffic and Alabama 35 to Alabama 71 for eastbound traffic.