B Street, First Avenue extensions to be paved this fall



Subgrade work on the extension of First Avenue has been completed, with only a limestone layer remaining to be spread before the new block of First Avenue can be left to cure in the weather for a time before paving later this fall. The B Street extension, completed earlier, will be paved at the same time. Visible to the right at the far end of the First Avenue extension is the Wallace State academic building project, now nearing the halfway point of completion. Foreground of photo shows the First Avenue extension’s intersection with the B street extension, which will empty downtown traffic on Ala 75 across from AutoZone.

-Ron Gholson