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First project complete in the ‘Restore Our Roads’ agreement

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville city leaders along with leaders from ALDOT gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the one completion project of the "Restore Our Roads" agreement.

The newly completed stretch of U.S. Highway 72 East at Moores Mill Road includes several improvements, including an additional westbound lane, a new turning lane, new lighting, median improvements, signage and signals. This project was completed on time and within budget.

The $9 million road improvement project is one of six major road projects scheduled for completion under the city’s $250 million cost-sharing “Restore Our Roads” agreement with Governor Robert Bentley and ALDOT.

This is the first project out of the six that has been complete. Mayor Battle says several of the other projects are currently being worked on, saying, "Right now we are working on the over passes at Lilly Flagg and Byrd Spring Road. Next will be the overpass at Mastin Lake. Next will be the Northern Bypass. Then we will be doing Cecil Ashburn and (Highway) 72 West. " Construction on Cecil Ashburn and Highway 72 West should start this fall.