All four lanes of traffic open Thursday on Cecil Ashburn Drive in Huntsville

“The 4-lane roadway came in under budget and four months ahead of schedule,” the city said.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020 9:28 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2020 1:22 PM

All four lanes of traffic on Cecil Ashburn Drive in Huntsville opened on Thursday.

The City of Huntsville says work on the $18.1 million project is complete and crews are removing equipment and traffic control barricades.

Construction began on the road, which was previously only two lanes, in January of 2019.

“The 4-lane roadway came in under budget and four months ahead of schedule,” the city said in a news release Thursday morning.

It said the road’s extra capacity will allow it to accommodate more than 34,000 daily commuters. Eight-foot-wide shoulders were added for cyclists and pedestrians.

You can find more of our coverage on the road project here

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