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Glendale to reopen Wednesday

Glendale Avenue, which has been closed for more than a month after heavy rains caused a portion of the road to cave in, is slated to reopen Wednesday morning. (File photo)

Glendale Avenue, which has been closed for more than a month after heavy rains caused a portion of the road to cave in, is slated to reopen Wednesday morning. (File photo)

More than a month after heavy rains damaged Glendale Avenue, the roadway is finally slated to reopen to traffic.

City officials were forced to close the roadway after a portion of the road caved in due to more than 10 inches of rain falling in the area.

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said that Glendale Avenue will open to traffic Wednesday at 7 a.m.

“We’re asking everyone to go slow,” McLendon said. “This is an ATRIP road, so it doesn’t make a lot of since for us to spend a lot of money on paving, so it will be slag. Drivers will be able to get through without any problems, but we’re asking that everyone go slow.”

Glendale Avenue is among the streets to be resurfaced in the City of Greenville as part of the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP).

The Greenville Police Department is posting signs to notify drivers of the new speed limit.

McLendon said County Road 44, which was also damaged by the rain, should reopen Monday.

The cost to repair both roads was approximately $200,000. City officials expect to be reimbursed for the costs by the Alabama Department of Transportation. The city has been funding the repairs from the capital improvements fund.