Huntsville applying for $21 million in federal funding to improve safety on downtown roads

By Scott Turner

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The Huntsville City Council voted to apply for two U.S. Department of Transportation grants totaling more than $21 million that will focus on safety and traffic congestion on two busy roadways in the downtown area.

The two grants would require a 30% match from the city – more than $9 million,

One grant would help pay for construction improvements on a 3.35-mile stretch of Holmes Avenue while the other would help fund a study for improvements on an 8.85-mile stretch of Governors Drive that includes the Medical District. Both projects work toward the City’s goal of zero roadway fatalities or serious injuries by 2055.