Published on August 9, 2018

SUMMARY

This project will widen and realign approximately one mile of Church Street from a two-lane road into 5 and 4 lanes, with bike lanes and sidewalks, beginning at Monroe Street in downtown Huntsville and continuing north to Pratt Avenue at Hundley Street. The Church Street project will also realign Pratt Avenue to straighten out the “S” curve. Sidewalks are included in this road project, designed to enhance and improve this major roadway into the downtown area.

The contractor will have periodic road closures along Church Street between Monroe Street and Wheeler Avenue during the next three months as work progresses along Church Street. Road closures may occur for days or weeks depending on the work needed.


STATUS

The contractor is working on driveway connections and power to the new traffic signal. Traffic should be switched to the new sections of road (one lane in each direction) the week of February 15. The old roadbed, along Church and Pratt, can then be demolished and new connections at Hundley Drive and Wheeler Avenue can begin.

The contractor will also reconstruct the north side of Church Street to a new right in-right out only. Upon completion of all new connections, crews will mill, install the final asphalt layer and install permanent traffic striping, signage and legends for the entire project limits. The end result will be five lanes for traffic, along with bike lanes and sidewalks.

The current project completion date is anticipated to be end of May 2021.

Updated February 5, 2021


COST & FUNDING

Cost: $15.6 million

Contractor: Rogers Group

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

Funding breakdown:

  • Federal/State – $13.9 million
  • City – $1.7 million

PROJECT PHOTOS


Updated April 16, 2021

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