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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Old Madison Pike reopened to traffic on Friday afternoon, one month ahead of schedule.

Check out this before and after ‘slide’ to see the big change!

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There was a ribbon cutting re-opening the road near Cummings Research Park at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, after a walking event for Mayor Battle’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge.

The $5.2 million City of Huntsville project includes a four-lane expansion, new bridge, sidewalks, wider lanes to accommodate bicycles and a new greenway parking area.

Construction began in November 2013, and was expected to take until November 2015, so it’s actually finished ahead of schedule.

ALDOT says winter weather slowed down the progress early on in the project.