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Huntsville Considers $125 Million ALDOT Offer

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Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he's committed to a deal with the Alabama Department of Transportation that would result in seven major road projects over the next five years.  On Monday, Alabama Director of Transportation John Cooper announced the state would provide $125 million for the projects, if the city would provide a matching amount.

Mayor Battle expressed his gratitude and his belief that the partnership would benefit area residents for generations to come.  If city leaders are able to secure the funding, work could begin as early as next year.  The proposed road projects include:

  1. U.S. 72 East at Moores Mill and Shields Rd/Epworth Dr (2014)
  2. South Memorial Parkway Overpasses from Martin Rd to Lily Flagg Rd (2014)
  3. University Drive six-laned from Providence Main to County Line Rd (2016)
  4. North Memorial Parkway Overpasses/Service Roads at Mastin Lake (2017)
  5. South Memorial Parkway - improvements from Weatherly to Hobbs Rd (2017)
  6. Martin Luther King extension - from Pulaski Pike to U.S. Highway 231 (2017)
  7. Cecil Ashburn Drive improvements (2017)


  • Michael Kewl

    The Mayor really wants to be Governor so badly he took this Montgomery road contractor(s) deal for Huntsville to employ all those good’ol boy contractors from South Alabama who have been up here for months woeing everyone…

    • Bob

      I think before you start critiquing, you might want to learn how to spell, you illiterate fool.
      What does “woeing” even mean?

  • Jim M

    Those projects are what Huntsville needs to grow. It sounds like a win compared to the news we got earlier in the year about very little road money coming to Huntsville.

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