Riverchase Drive is back open

Riverchase Drive is open to traffic through the North Bypass interchange construction site.

Riverchase, the former 5th Avenue Extension, was closed at the interchange on Aug. 6 as contractors worked on building supports for the expansion of the bypass bridge for acceleration and deceleration lanes for the ramps under construction.

The Phenix City Police Department is asking drivers on the North Bypass/U.S. 80, which runs from U.S. 280 to the Chattahoochee River where it becomes J.R. Allen Parkway in Columbus, adhere to the posted 45 mph speed limit through the construction site.

The police have stepped up enforcement of the speed limit in recent weeks and will continue to observe traffi speeds through the construction zone.