Zierdt Road Improvements

Posted on April 24, 2017


This is a four-phase, multi-jurisdictional project along Zierdt Road from Madison Boulevard to Martin Road. The road is being widened to 4-lanes with a 12-foot wide multi-use path on the west side of the roadway. The project is 3.5 miles long and will be bid and constructed in phases as right-of-way is acquired and funding is made available.

The City anticipates 30 months for construction on Phase IV, the final phase of Zierdt Road, which will consist of 3.5 miles of 2- Southbound lanes, 12-foot multi-use path on the west side, 7-lanes at the intersection of Martin/ Zierdt and 6-lanes at the intersection of Madison/Zierdt. The intersection work will take the longest since both will be constructed while under traffic conditions.


The project is in Phase IV of four phases (southbound lanes & intersections). The northbound lanes are complete.

Phase IV construction began October 2018.

The contractor has shifted traffic to the new northbound lanes between Madison Boulevard and Edgewater Drive. Work has occurred at the intersection of Martin and Zierdt Road since this area requires significant improvements for the northbound transition; however, weather and utility conflicts have delayed progress at this intersection. The contractor has changed the intended construction sequence and is working at Madison Boulevard intersection and along the southbound lanes to Edgewater Drive since no conflicts currently exist in this area. The contractor will begin work in multiple areas within the project corridor as weather and utilities allow.

Motorists must pay close attention to all traffic control devices and obey all traffic signage and speed limits as lanes are shifted to allow work to progress.

The contract allows for 425 working days. Estimated completion in fall 2021.

Construction began in October 2018. Contract allows for 425 working days.

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Updated June 12, 2019


Estimated Cost: $21 Million

Source of Funding: Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP)

Contractor: Wiregrass Construction Co.

Updated June 12, 2019