Mastin Lake overpass project moving forward after new agreements

CITY OF HUNTSVILLE NEWS RELEASE

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Efforts to build a new overpass on North Memorial Parkway are gaining traction after the approval of agreements between the City and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

Part of Mayor Tommy Battle’s Restore Our Roads initiative, the project consists of a new overpass at Mastin Lake Road and more than 1.7 miles of improvements along North Parkway to Winchester Road.

The agreements, approved at Thursday’s City Council meeting, include the installation, operation and maintenance of roadway lighting and traffic signals as well as the use and maintenance of local roads and sidewalks.

The overpass and related enhancements should reduce congestion between Sparkman Drive and Winchester Road. Another benefit will be 1.5 miles of access improvements between Stallworth Drive and Winchester Road and sidewalks along each side of the service roads.

“The overpass will help ease congestion through Huntsville by allowing traffic to travel from north to south within minutes,” said Kathy Martin, City Director of Engineering. “We thank ALDOT for getting an early start by clearing and moving utility conflicts to minimize construction delays.”

The project should wrap up in 2024.