Huntsville residents react to road improvement plans

The Huntsville City Council says two-thirds of the $12 million budgeted to improve roads will go toward neighborhood streets.

Posted: Dec 6, 2017 5:46 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2017 7:05 PM

The Huntsville City Council has budgeted $12 million to improve roads.

WAAY 31 learned $8 million of that money will go towards neighborhood streets. This was all approved for the new fiscal year.

Roadwork is underway for some Huntsville streets.

Residents told WAAY 31 today the road resurfacing is long overdue, and they are happy to see it being done.

"It looks terrible, but it looked terrible before," Huntsville resident, Kyle Johnson said. "At least they're repaving it which is a miracle because they poked I don't know how many holes in it."

Kyle says she's tired of the road conditions in Huntsville.

"It's about time, it's about time," Johnson said.

Scenic drive is the latest road resurfacing project the city is working on.

Johnson says the project started about a month ago, and the city still has a way to go.

While there's a lot of money being poured in to resurfacing, Huntsville City Councilman Bill Kling told WAAY 31 it's important these projects are done.

"As Huntsville is growing outward, it's good that we are taking care of our neighborhoods and our existing areas. That's where our priorities should be," Kling said.

Johnson told WAAY 31 she hopes this $12 million goes a long way and is able to impact people all over Huntsville.

"I don't know how much it costs to pave a street, but I would hope they can get a bunch knocked out," Johnson said.

No timeline has been given on when this roadwork will be complete or where the next project will be.

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