The signs are everywhere. You can't miss them. Yet the Dothan Police were very busy issuing citations to speeders and truckers who didn't heed the warnings.
The new detour on Brannon Stand Road has two 90 degree turns. Motorists need to slow down and semis can't negotiate the tight turns.
Dothan Police Sgt. Tim Ward said, “Anything over 13 tons is not allowed to be on this bridge and anyone that exceeds the posted speed limit, we will issue a citation. This is a construction zone so therefore, the citation charge will be double.”
Drivers can expect to shell out big bucks if they're exceeding the posted 15 mile per hour speed limit. The minimum fine is around $152 dollars and could be higher depending on the speed the motorist is going.
Houston County Engineer Mark Pool said, “They just need to slow down and read the signs. We’ve got about 200 signs, so when they see the intersection and when they're fixing to go on the detour get off the cell phone and just read the signs and slow down.”
In the meantime, semis are expected to avoid the area and follow the eight mile detour around the construction. The project is expected to be completed by October 1st.
Around 10,000 vehicles cross the Brannon Stand Road Bridge everyday.