The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is inviting the public to an open hearing on the McFarland Boulevard traffic congestion.

There are changes in the works which will affect businesses, retailers and all of us traveling the busy road. This is a good thing, as it will only get worse without a plan when the Shoppes at Legacy Park open at the corner of 15th and McFarland.

The open house meeting will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the University Church of Christ. The church is located at 1200 Julia Tutwiler Drive. Click here for a map.

The meeting agenda will be focused on delivering details about a proposed project along SR-6 (US-82/McFarland Blvd.) from west of Rose Blvd. to just east of Jug Factory Rd will be shared. Clearly, the purpose of this project is to relieve congestion. ALDOT plans to do this through signal design and access management improvements.

Also, during this meeting, the public may review project info and maps, ask questions, and discuss the project with ALDOT staff along with reps from the project design consultants. Between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., a public forum will be held.  Persons wishing to provide comments to ALDOT reps during the public forum should register at the sign-in table. There is a two minute time limit for each person to speak. Written comments may be submitted by completing the comment sheet during the meeting.

For more info, contact James Brown at 205-553-7030.

Below is a map of the ALDOT proposed project area.