Plans for widening US Highway 82 revealed

Public involvement meeting held at Armory

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ALDOT employees discuss plans with citizens at Armory - Photo by Marc Parker

ALDOT employees discuss plans with citizens at Armory - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – A public involvement meeting was held at the Alabama National Guard Armory in Prattville, from 5:00-7:00 PM on June 11, regarding ALDOT Project Nos. BR-0006 (506), NH-0006 (535), and NH-0006 (504), in Autauga County. The purpose of the project is to widen U. S. 82 from U. S. 31 all the way out to State Route 206, to improve traffic capacity and safety. The new lands are to be constructed on the north side of the existing two-lane.

New westbound bridges are to be built over Autauga Creek and Norfolk Southern Railroad. The existing bridge culvert at Pine Creek is to be replaced with a new westbound bridge and a new eastbound bridge.

The meeting was conducted as an “open house” type format in order for the public to view maps and to obtain information about the project from members of the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Leeann Williams, Roadway Designer for ALDOT, said, “At this time, the project only includes the widening of U. S. 82. It does not include plans for Old Farm Road.”

The total cost of the projects (construction, right-of-way, and utilities) is estimated at $21.9 million.

Article by Melissa Parker

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