First phase of Ala. 181 widening to be finished in April

More than a year and a half has passed since work began on the first part of a three-phase project to widen a 15-mile stretch of Ala. 181 — from U.S. 31 in Spanish Fort to U.S. 98 in the Barnwell area — to four lanes.

The first phase of the extensive widening project, from just south of U.S. 90 to Baldwin County 64 in Daphne, began in August of 2009 and is expected to be complete by the first week of April, Calametti said.

First phase of Ala. 181 widening to be finished in April