Huntsville, AL – Weather permitting, beginning Monday, August 19, contractors will start work on a road improvement project along Research Park Boulevard (State Road 255) between Old Madison Pike and Highway 72/University Drive.
The $23.5 million project will widen approximately two miles, from four lanes to six, to include an additional lane in each direction in the center with a divided median barrier. The project also includes a new bridge at Old Madison Pike and new ramps at Bradford Drive and MidCity Drive.
Two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction (4-lanes) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Most of the work along Research Park Boulevard is anticipated to be complete within one year.
Work on the bridge replacement at Old Madison Pike will be staged to allow one lane of traffic in each direction (2-lanes) across the bridge to remain open. The bridge work is projected to occur between January 2020 to mid-2021.