Cecil Ashburn Drive

Posted on April 24, 2017

SUMMARY

This 3.4-mile project will widen Cecil Ashburn Drive, from two to four lanes between Old Big Cove Road and Four Mile Post Road, to improve traffic flow and incorporate safety improvements. The project includes eight-foot shoulders along each side of the roadway.


STATUS

The seventh week of work is underway, and the contractor is 90% complete with clearing and grubbing operations and is 50% complete with blasting operations. Their focus continues to be on moving material and installing storm drainage on the east and west sides of the project. There are thirty-four pieces of equipment on site performing these tasks Monday thru Saturday between 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Subcontractors continue work on Sunday to have the site prepared for excavation work to begin on Monday. The site is an active construction zone with many large pieces of equipment and slippery surfaces with blasting operations occurring daily. The City of Huntsville would caution citizens that the area is closed to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycles for safety reasons. No trespassing signs have been installed.

BLASTING

Four drill rigs are mobilized to perform blasting operations, and seven excavators remove the excavated material and debris. The blasting has gone exceptionally well and the blasts are strategically targeted. The largest blast of the Cecil Ashburn project has occurred, view the video below.

 

The project is expected to be fully complete by May 2020. The contractor, Carcel & G Construction, will restore two lanes of travel (one lane in each direction) within 10-12 months. Project completion is anticipated to extend an additional 8-10 months.

Updated February 13, 2019


COST & FUNDING 

Total cost: $18 million

Source of Funding: Local & State – Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)

Contractor: Carcel & G

This is a Restore Our Roads project.


PROJECT PHOTOS

 


COMMUTER TIPS

Learn about alternate routes, safety, ride-sharing, and how to stay updated on the status of the project.


COMMUTER INFORMATION

Download and/or print the Cecil Ashburn Info page or the Cecil Ashburn Drive Presentation.


Questions?

E-mail: CecilQuestions@HuntsvilleAL.gov
Phone: (256) 427-5100


Recent News

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 ...

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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 ...

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PROJECT HISTORY

Read more about the Cecil Ashburn Improvement project.

Cecil Ashburn Drive Improvements

Aerial view of the route of the four-lane widening project for Cecil Ashburn Drive


Updated February 5, 2019