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

Reed Contracting began work in November 2018. As of the end of February 2020, the project is approximately 55% complete due to weather and utility delays during the winter months, however the bridges at Church Street and Pratt Avenue are closer to 85% complete.

Utilities conflicts still exist on site and the contractor is currently installing new water line. Excavation of the channel embankment under the bridges will follow once utilities are complete with their relocation efforts. Currently the estimated completion date is end of October 2020 pending no further delays.
For the duration of the project, motorists will encounter lane shifts and temporary lane and road closures. Refer to the Road Alerts section for current traffic patterns that may impact daily commutes.

Updated March 11, 2020


COST & FUNDING

Cost: $15.6 million

Contractor: Reed Contracting Services, Inc.

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

Funding breakdown:

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

PROJECT PHOTOS


Updated March 11, 2020

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