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Old 05-15-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Madison
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Looks like one of the top three road projects for Madison will be the widening of Sullivan Street. Not all the way to the railroad tracks, but close. Can't help but think this won't do much to get rid of the bottleneck around downtown and the elementary school. But it should help with four lanes + a center lane from Madison Blvd all the way to Kyzer - where the new Sealy development will be.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Looks like one of the top three road projects for Madison will be the widening of Sullivan Street. Not all the way to the railroad tracks, but close. Can't help but think this won't do much to get rid of the bottleneck around downtown and the elementary school. But it should help with four lanes + a center lane from Madison Blvd all the way to Kyzer - where the new Sealy development will be.
That's what ... maybe a half mile? It should help some, and widening beyond that would be much more difficult.

I still wish they'd 5-laned Hughes Rd when they had the chance.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Saw that too. Hoping they aren't just clearing it out and redoing the inside. That building needs to go.
It's probably on the Historic Register. No kidding, it's been there forever but it must be some of the most valuable land on Hwy 20. An attractive building would be nice.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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I still wish they'd 5-laned Hughes Rd when they had the chance.
I don't understand what you mean by "when they had the chance."

They have the right of way, AFAIK the only real obstacle is money. Yes there will be some residents opposed, but if there were money available the city would do it.

And now they are going to 5 lane it up to that subdivision entrance North of Eastview (Millsford Drive) which seems like a really peculiar place to stop. And which will likely end up being another unneeded traffic signal - maybe that's where the money runs out. The city should just go ahead and go all the way to Gillespie which is at least a half-way major street.

http://whnt.com/2018/05/14/madison-c...-through-2040/
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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I don't understand what you mean by "when they had the chance."

They have the right of way, AFAIK the only real obstacle is money. Yes there will be some residents opposed, but if there were money available the city would do it.

And now they are going to 5 lane it up to that subdivision entrance North of Eastview (Millsford Drive) which seems like a really peculiar place to stop. And which will likely end up being another unneeded traffic signal - maybe that's where the money runs out. The city should just go ahead and go all the way to Gillespie which is at least a half-way major street.

Madison City Council adopts Transportation Plan through 2040 | WHNT.com
From which direction?
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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From which direction?

From South to North
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I don't understand what you mean by "when they had the chance."

They have the right of way, AFAIK the only real obstacle is money. Yes there will be some residents opposed, but if there were money available the city would do it.

And now they are going to 5 lane it up to that subdivision entrance North of Eastview (Millsford Drive) which seems like a really peculiar place to stop. And which will likely end up being another unneeded traffic signal - maybe that's where the money runs out. The city should just go ahead and go all the way to Gillespie which is at least a half-way major street.

Madison City Council adopts Transportation Plan through 2040 | WHNT.com
I meant when they improved it 10 or so years ago. I rarely go up that far on Hughes, but as I recall construction was pretty much a mess. Adding two more lanes to the current three would have been less expensive then than now, and a lot less inconvenience. If now they're going to widen it from Browns Ferry to just north of Eastview, they should borrow the money and go all the way to 72.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:29 AM
 
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Lol. Hughes should be 4 lane the entire way. Omp should be 4 lane the entire way, at least to wall triana.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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I meant when they improved it 10 or so years ago. I rarely go up that far on Hughes, but as I recall construction was pretty much a mess. Adding two more lanes to the current three would have been less expensive then than now, and a lot less inconvenience. If now they're going to widen it from Browns Ferry to just north of Eastview, they should borrow the money and go all the way to 72.
I see your point and it makes sense, but I think the three lane widening was further back than 10 years ago.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I see your point and it makes sense, but I think the three lane widening was further back than 10 years ago.
It may have been longer, but I'm getting old and things merge together. I've lived in Madison for 28 years, and it seems like yesterday.

I remember some years ago (probably more than 10) Zierdt Rd was filled with potholes, and the city didn't want to resurface the roadway because Zierdt was being widened "soon". You see where we are now ... still waiting on the widening. Darn good thing they repaved it.
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