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Vital Madison Road Projects Get Green Light

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MADISON, Ala.(WHNT)-Two of the main thoroughfares for commuters in Madison are one step closer to massive improvement.

Officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation announced Friday that Reed Contracting landed the winning bids on projects for both the County Line Road interchange at I-565 and the Indian Creek Bridge on Old Madison Pike.

Construction on both projects is slated to begin before the end of this year. The infamously narrow two-lane Indian Creek Bridge actually lies in Huntsville, but officials said the vast majority of its drivers are Madison residents.

The total pricetag on both projects is around $30 million. Madison Mayor Troy Trulock said construction on the pair of projects would last approximately 18 months.

"This is great for the citizens of Madison," said Trulock, who noted that the County Line interchange has been discussed for almost ten years. "The residents can get to and from the interstate much faster, and businesses are lining up now that they know the interchange we've been waiting on for so many years is coming to town."

Mayor Trulock said there will be some growing pains with the Indian Creek Bridge project. That portion of Old Madison Pike is expected to be closed for nine to ten months while the bridge is widened from two to four lanes.