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Update on Washington Avenue, St. Louis Street closures 

Aug 10th, 2023

Posted in: Public NoticePress ReleaseTraffic Engineering

- August 10, 2023 – 

For Immediate Release: 

Update on Washington Avenue, St. Louis Street closures 

Mobile, Ala. — To ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians, two sections of N. Washington Ave. and some intersections of St. Louis Street will remain closed until repairs can be made.  

Due to the failure of an underground culvert, the City of Mobile closed two areas along N. Washington Ave. in March. Further evaluation indicated that the culvert beneath some intersections of St. Louis Street would also need to be replaced before the roadway could safely accommodate vehicles again.  

Currently, N. Washington Ave. is closed from St. Louis Street to State Street and State Street to Adams Street. State Street is open to traffic at the intersection of Washington Ave. There are also closures at entrances to Jefferson, Bayou and Scott streets where they intersect St. Louis Street.  

A design contract for the repairs on N. Washington Ave. has already been approved, and that project will be moving forward as soon as possible. The City of Mobile is evaluating ways to expedite these repairs, but we anticipate these closures will remain in effect into early 2024. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, such as N. Dearborn Street and N. Warren Street, when traveling in the area.  

The underground infrastructure at the intersections of Jefferson, Bayou and Scott streets will be repaired and improved as part of a larger, $9 million project along the St. Louis Street corridor. We are working to finalize the design phase of that project, which will include a complete rebuild of the water, sewer, storm drainage, roadway, curb, gutters, and sidewalks from Water Street to Broad Street. 

The map below indicates the location of current road closures. It also identifies one-way streets and an alternative route for motorists traveling to the Mobile County Health Department facility on Bayou Street. We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation while we work to make these repairs.