Marshall County Commission approves funding for Asbury Road project

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GUNTERESVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A dangerous stretch of road leading to a Marshall County school is getting an overhaul.

The Marshall County Commission approved the funding for the improvements to Asbury Road, a heavily traveled stretch that runs to Asbury School.

Commissioners have been wanting to redo that road for a while now, and thanks to a donation of land and funding approval from the Marshall County Commission,  it’s going to happen.

“It’s going to be a diagonal and it’s going to straighten the curve out, and I know they’ve had several accidents in that curve so it should increase the safety going into the school,” Commission Chairman James Hutcheson says.

Hutcheson says District Four Commissioner Jessie Swords has put in a lot of work to make the improvements happen.

This road project is one of several projects going on in the area. Commissioners say those projects spell good news for the residents. “Commissioner Swords is getting ready to pave that road going into the school,” Hutcheson says, “We should have a groundbreaking on the Double Bridges project very soon, hopefully in September, so we have a lot going on in District Four.”

The Commission approved just over $200,000 for the project. They hope to have it complete before school starts, but say the project might run longer than that.