McGregor Ave. will be out of service from May 1st.
But don’t worry; it’s just getting a major facelift as part of the S. McGregor Avenue Project that’s been in the works for 15 years (that’s a long time to be chatting about a potential project).
Our local government and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are in charge of this $23 million plan.
This budget came from federal, state, and local contributions, which shows that everyone’s itching to get this done.
It’ll be quite the undertaking.
Both the surface roadway and the underground infrastructure will need to be rebuilt.
They plan to widen the road and construct a roundabout for better traffic flow.
Of course, drainage, signals, paths, and sidewalks will all be upgraded alongside the road work.
This baby is going to take two years if everything goes by without a hitch.
It’s all for the greater good, so many folks are going to have to take alternate routes in the meantime.
Only locals and emergency vehicles will be permitted during construction.
Well, what does this mean for neighboring areas like Llanfair, Yester Oaks, and Country Club Estates?
Are they all going to be clogged up to meet all these incoming vehicles?
The plan is that the Mobile Police Department will keep an eye on the traffic in these areas.
It looks like Airport Blvd, Old Shell Road, Spring Hill Ave, Bit and Spur Road, University Blvd, and I-65 service roads will be getting more action, too.
This could possibly benefit the local businesses along these routes.
So, if you’re one of the thousands of people who typically take McGregor Ave every day, it’s time to plan how to beat the traffic.
We’re just all going to have to be patient and daydream about cruising down a freshly paved road in the near future.