Commissioners Approve Slaughter Road Repaving

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(WHNT)-The unpleasant but all-too-familiar sound of tire hitting pothole is nothing new for thousands of commuters on Slaughter Road in Huntsville and Madison. But relief is now on the way.

Madison County Commissioners unanimously approved funding for a complete repaving of the road at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The cost of the project is being equally split three ways between Madison County and the city governments of Huntsville and Madison. Slaughter Road traverses the boundary that separates both municipalities

County officials said work is expected to begin sometime next month. Commissioner Steve Haraway represents the district that Slaughter Road runs through, and called the repaving project welcome news.

“The road is getting in pretty rough shape with the weather that we’ve had this winter,” said Haraway. “A lot of Madison residents use it to go to Redstone Arsenal. A lot of Harvest and Monrovia residents coming south also use it to go to the Arsenal.”

There will not be any widening of Slaughter Road during the upcoming work project, but officials said they are looking at that possibility for a later date.