Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:20 GMT
(Source: Tuskegee University)
Crews are currently working to improve four student residences at Tuskegee University. The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected toMore >>
The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the Fall 2014 semester.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:53:02 GMT
Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...More >>
A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:32:17 GMT
A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More >>
President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:37 GMT
Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...More >>
A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...More >>
SELMA, AL (WSFA) -
When Gary Cleckler found out nine months ago the old Valley Creek Bridge in Selma would be replaced, he knew that meant one thing -- his produce stand two miles away would take a hit and it did.
"The road closure knocked off about 40 percent of my business," said Cleckler.
Today, Cleckler and thousands like him in Selma stand on the verge of driving across the new bridge, a big deal in these parts because this part of Dallas Avenue is a big artery to get from one side of town to the other. The road is expected to re-open next Thursday on May 1.
Camelle Posey lives mere yards from the new bridge.
"I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be nice," said Posey.
As of now Valley Creek Bridge will not open in time for key events this weekend in Selma such as the golf tournament and the Battle of Selma Civil War Reenactment. Cleckler and Posey say 'that's okay.. just get it open.'
The entire project cost around $2.2 million. Project managers say there were no real issues, no significant challenges to overcome. The only potential bump in the road in the re-opening would be bad weather.
For now all that's left to do is finish the fencing, lay down a truck-load of sod and add another layer of asphalt.
"I am really happy about this," said Cleckler.
A smoother ride to work for Gary Cleckler is just around the corner.