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Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he’s committed to a deal with the Alabama Department of Transportation that would result in seven major road projects over the next five years.  On Monday, Alabama Director of Transportation John Cooper announced the state would provide $125 million for the projects, if the city would provide a matching amount.

Mayor Battle expressed his gratitude and his belief that the partnership would benefit area residents for generations to come.  If city leaders are able to secure the funding, work could begin as early as next year.  The proposed road projects include:

  1. U.S. 72 East at Moores Mill and Shields Rd/Epworth Dr (2014)
  2. South Memorial Parkway Overpasses from Martin Rd to Lily Flagg Rd (2014)
  3. University Drive six-laned from Providence Main to County Line Rd (2016)
  4. North Memorial Parkway Overpasses/Service Roads at Mastin Lake (2017)
  5. South Memorial Parkway – improvements from Weatherly to Hobbs Rd (2017)
  6. Martin Luther King extension – from Pulaski Pike to U.S. Highway 231 (2017)
  7. Cecil Ashburn Drive improvements (2017)