SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – If you live in the Shoals, you know driving up Sheffield’s Second street is a bumpy road. Nafesah Bland has been driving up Second street for a month now. She drops her kid off at a day care on Second street and Tenth avenue.
“It’s a real hassle. We have cars that like to swerve. It’s a hassle trying to turn. Because we don’t really have so much room, you know,” said Bland.
Bland isn’t alone. Drivers complain the road is coppy and even causes car damage.
That all is going to change. The reconstruction of Second street started this week. City leaders say it could take up to three months to complete.
City leaders say the project will reduce the street from four lanes to three.
The city of Sheffield says the project is a petition participation project with city of Muscle Shoals.
“We think this will work. We’ve talked to the businesses located there and they think it will work. So we’re happy. We want a smooth road and a safe road,” said Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford.
City leaders say eighty-percent of the project will be funded by a state grant.