IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE, NEW TURN LANES PLANNED FOR HIGHWAY 69

Highway 69 South

Reported by WVUA 23 Reporter Mackenzie Koch
Written by WVUA 23 Digital Reporter David Williams III

Tuscaloosa County’s Road Improvement Commission is preparing to further improve Alabama Highway 69 South by adding right turn lanes.

Last year the city improved the highway with wider lanes in some areas. Now, a $2 million project will provide additional improvements by adding right turn lanes.

Engineers said the construction is minorly invasive and should not cause additional traffic or detours. The vision for improvements on Highway 69 began after a bill was passed to work on road improvements in the area. Alabama Rep. Chris England said residents will be able to see their tax dollars go to work.

“One of the long term goals obviously is to ease traffic there,” England said. “Late last year we added additional lanes there. Part of that project is to continue to improve it by adding right turn lanes to continue to ease traffic and make for safer travels.”

The project is projected to begin in the next couple of months and should be finished by the end of the year.

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