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Huntsville's Major Road Network Undergoing $383 Million in Upgrades and Expansions

September 3, 2014
(Huntsville, AL) - Orange is the new Black on Huntsville roadways this fall. Mayor Tommy Battle announced today that residents can expect to see orange construction cones throughout the city as work progresses on dozens of projects.

Mayor Battle says the road work, valued at more than $383 million, is essential in keeping a healthy transportation network in Huntsville.

"Roads may not be glamorous items in the fiscal budget, but anything that improves our daily commute enhances our quality of life," said Mayor Battle. "In the big picture, we have 110,000 people commuting to jobs each day in and out of Huntsville, and these road projects keep us viable as a regional economic center. Our strategic corridors are essential in growing our employment base in North Alabama."

The road projects are in various stages of development, ranging from physical construction to right-of-way acquisition, design engineering, and environmental assessments. All of the roadways, however, are expected to be completed in approximately five years.

Road Projects include:

  • Eight major road projects in the "Restore Our Roads" cost-sharing package with the State of Alabama. Cost $221.5 million.
  • Four Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP) projects. Cost $69 million.
  • Fifteen locally funded projects. Cost $92 million.
  • Roadways currently under construction or about to begin construction include:
  • 4-lane Old Madison Pike from Jan Davis Drive to Slaughter Road (completion in April 2015)
  • US 72 East at Moores Mill Road (construction beginning in October)
  • Holmes Avenue Bridge (completion in January 2015)
  • 4-lane Zierdt Road Phase III from Madison Boulevard to Martin Road (northbound lane construction beginning late 2014)
  • 5-lane Weatherly Road extension for Grissom High (completion in July 2015)
  • Downtown Gateway at Harvard Road (completion in December 2015)
  • US 431 intersection improvements- turn lanes and signal light at Caldwell Lane (completion in January 2015)
  • 4-lane Martin Road from Zierdt Road to Rideout Road on Redstone Arsenal (completion in January 2015)
  • Church Street Phase II 5-lane roadway from Oakwood Avenue to Pratt Avenue (completion in October 2014)

  • A complete list of projects and timelines.


    For more information, please contact:

    Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov

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