Phase one of widening Old Farm Lane in progress

Construction on Old Farm Lane - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – Traffic issues on Old Farm Lane are about to get some relief, as the Alabama Department of Transportation began phase one of their widening project on November 23.

The bid price for this phase was $1,269,982.11 and the contract time is 120 days. Prattville City Engineer Robby Anderson said that price information for the other phases is not known at this time.

“Phase two and three are not scheduled for bid at this point,” said Anderson. “But, preliminary engineering is ongoing for both phases. The current plan for the Department of Transportation is to bid and construct phases two and three at the same time, but that time frame has not been set.”

Phase one of the project covers the area of the road from its intersection with Cobbs Ford Road to the water tank; phase two will cover Alabama Highway 14 south to the city limit; and phase three will cover the area in between.

Once completed, it is projected that Old Farm Lane will have four lanes with a raised grass median, curbs, and gutters.

Article by Melissa Parker

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