Canal Road gridlock stirs up Orange Beach as work continues; swift response eases pain, officials say | AL.com

No pain, no gain.

That exercise motto can easily apply to an ongoing construction project on Canal Road in Orange Beach. Work meant to help alleviate traffic problems in the long run stirred up some short-term aggravation last week.

The project to add a second turn lane for northbound traffic on Alabama 161 and the widening of Canal Road for a westbound merging lane had tempers flaring on Thursday as paving work limited traffic to one lane.

Comments on the city’s Facebook page revealed that the trouble began during the morning school hours

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