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City of Huntsville to open new off-ramp to Orion Amphitheater

May 6, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville to open new off-ramp to Orion Amphitheater

Huntsville residents and visitors heading to the new Orion Amphitheater now have a direct way to get there and into the MidCity District. Beginning at noon Friday, May 6, the City will open the MidCity Way exit ramp from State Route 255, also known as Research Park Boulevard. The new 2,000-foot off-ramp required relocation of the Bradford Drive on-ramp. The Bradford Drive on-ramp is now elevated with a new bridge, leading [more]

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Restore Our Roads II: Critical infrastructure needs will receive state funding

April 14, 2022 Click to view Restore Our Roads II: Critical infrastructure needs will receive state funding

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle expressed his appreciation today to Gov. Kay Ivey for approving three critical infrastructure projects. Gov. Ivey on Thursday pledged 60% in state funds for the projects, which are also in Round 2 of the Huntsville-area Restore Our Roads plan (ROR2). The cities of Huntsville and Madison and the Madison County Commission collaborated to provide the 40% local match. Gov. Ivey made the announcement at Thursday’s 2022 Alabama Update, [more]

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Construction is complete – Cecil Ashburn Drive opens 4 lanes of traffic

August 20, 2020 Click to view Construction is complete – Cecil Ashburn Drive opens 4 lanes of traffic

Cecil Ashburn Drive opened four lanes of traffic today, resetting a 3.4-mile transportation corridor that will support commuter growth in Huntsville’s southeastern sector. The $18.1 million project was part of Mayor Tommy Battle’s 2012 “Restore our Roads” initiative that jointly funded more than $250 million in major road improvements with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Construction began on Cecil Ashburn in January 2019 when Carcel & G Construction shut down the [more]

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Cecil Ashburn Drive re-opens ahead of schedule at 10 a.m., Friday, October 18

October 18, 2019 Click to view Cecil Ashburn Drive re-opens ahead of schedule at 10 a.m., Friday, October 18

Two-way traffic on Cecil Ashburn Drive will reopen to the public beginning at 10 a.m. today, October 18, marking the completion of Phase I of the $17.9 million road improvement project. The overall project includes four-lanes of divided highway and is slated to be complete within six to eight months in time for a Spring 2020 opening. Hanceville, Alabama-based Contractors Carcel & G Construction LLC completed the first phase of the [more]

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City Leaders Provide Update on Major Infrastructure Projects

August 15, 2019 Click to view City Leaders Provide Update on Major Infrastructure Projects

Mayor Tommy Battle, joined by Urban and Economic Development Director Shane Davis, Director of Engineering Kathy Martin and representatives from the Alabama Department of Transportation, presented the public with an update on the City of Huntsville’s major road projects. “I’d suggest that one of the biggest elements of quality of life is a quick and safe commute to and from work, school and our daily activities,” Battle said. “In Huntsville, we’ve [more]

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Getting There: Top road construction, resurfacing and repair projects stretch across Huntsville

February 7, 2019 Click to view Getting There: Top road construction, resurfacing and repair projects stretch across Huntsville

The City of Huntsville hasn’t seen a year of road work quite like 2019. Engineering is tracking approximately 50 new roadway projects in various stages of design or construction totaling $600 million. Adding to the list of major road work projects is another $7 million worth of street repaving and $600,000 in street maintenance and repairs. “Huntsville is a City on the move, and it is critical we keep up with our [more]

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Cecil Ashburn Drive Road Improvement Project set to begin Jan. 7

December 6, 2018 Click to view Cecil Ashburn Drive Road Improvement Project set to begin Jan. 7

Road will close for 10 months to expedite construction and minimize disruption for motorists The City of Huntsville is set to begin critical roadwork in early January to improve safety and increase capacity on Cecil Ashburn Drive, one of the City’s most heavily trafficked corridors. Listed as a priority improvement project in Huntsville’s “Restore Our Roads” agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation, contractors will widen Cecil Ashburn Drive from two to four [more]

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Oakwood Avenue Prepped for July Resurfacing 

June 29, 2018 Click to view Oakwood Avenue Prepped for July Resurfacing 

Crews will repave from Jordan Lane to N. Memorial Parkway Motorists using Oakwood Avenue will soon have a freshly paved road to travel. Utility crews recently finished work to replace an aging six-inch cast iron gas line with a new six-inch HDPE (high density polyethylene) gas line. With their work complete, the City is preparing to resurface the road, from Jordan Lane to North Memorial Parkway, beginning the week of July 9. “Huntsville [more]

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Restore Our Roads Moves Huntsville Forward in Infrastructure Planning

February 15, 2017 Click to view Restore Our Roads Moves Huntsville Forward in Infrastructure Planning

Huntsville’s major road network is undergoing nearly one-half billion dollars in improvements to keep up with the City’s continued growth and industrial development, thanks to the Restore Our Roads initiative and funding from the City’s capital plan. Projects include new overpasses and access roads on Highway 231 (South Parkway at Lily Flagg, Martin Road interchange, and North Parkway at Mastin Lake); improvements to Research Park Boulevard, Highway 72 West (University Drive) [more]

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Public Meeting Sept. 13 on Cecil Ashburn Drive Improvements

August 31, 2016 Click to view Public Meeting Sept. 13 on Cecil Ashburn Drive Improvements

The City of Huntsville and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are inviting citizens to learn more about planned roadway improvements to Cecil Ashburn Drive at a Public Involvement Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, at 6 p.m. in the Hampton Cove Elementary School Cafeteria, Old Highway 431 Hampton Cove, AL 35763. This “Restore Our Roads” project will widen, from two to four lanes, approximately 3.2 miles of Cecil Ashburn Drive from [more]

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