Construction will soon begin on some of Madison’s most congested roads.
Wednesday night people who live in and around Huntsville-Brownsferry Road and Hughes Road got a closer look at drawings made to improve traffic flow.
Madison City Council has already given these road improvement projects the green light, but tonight residents got to give their feedback on what the City has planned.
The plan to widen Huntsville-Brownsferry Road into five lanes is already mapped out.
“You got a five lane curve and gutter road. It will start at County Line Road and it will come through what will be the commercial district, and the five lanes will end at entrances to a couple of subdivisions here at Arbor Gate Drive,” explained Gary Chynoweth, Engineering Director for the City of Madison.
The five lanes will transition into three lanes and go through Burgreen Road. The $2.6 million project will also install a roundabout at the Burgreen intersection.
“We’re expecting a doubling of traffic on Huntsville-Brownsferry Road in the coming years and we’re trying to get ahead of that growth,” Chynoweth added.
Hughes Road is another highly congested area.
“Traffic is really getting backed up with the lanes that we have,” said Madison resident, Al Blaire.
About 25,000 cars travel on Hughes Road every day. It will cost $6 million to widen it from Old Madison Pike to Millsford Drive.
“Five lane road through the Bob Jones area, where traffic is congested very bad and we’re also putting multi-use paths. Ten foot wide multi-use paths on both sides of the road,” said Chynoweth.
Construction on Huntsville-Brownsferry Road will take about a year to complete and no longer than two years on Hughes Road.
“We’re a little concerned on the timeline and how it’s going to effect us, as residents along Hughes Road,” Blaire said.
The projects are being funded through the City’s Capital Improvements Program.