Ross Clark Circle Phase II of expansion project updateMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 22 2020 12:43 PM
DOTHAN, Ala.- On January 6, 2020, the second phase of the Ross Clark Circle expansion project began.
The second phase of the expansion project consists of installing additional lanes on Ross Clark Circle from south of U.S. Highway 84 to south of Meadowbrooke Drive and U.S. Highway 84 from Bel Aire Drive to North Englewood Avenue.
Since January, contractors have been building the additional lanes on the outside of Ross Clark Circle and have recently begun on the inside of the Circle.
Over the next few months travelers can expect construction on U.S. Highway 84 as crews prepare for the additional lanes.
As part of this phase of the project a triple left turn from Ross Clark Circle onto U.S. Highway 84 West will also be installed. This feature is not expected to be open until the beginning of 2021 at the earliest. The benefit of the triple left turn is to move more traffic, more efficiently off Ross Clark Circle onto U.S. Highway 84.
The first phase of the project added additional lanes to Ross Clark Circle from south of the intersection of Bauman Drive to south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 84. This phase is expected to complete by Fall 2020 after new signals are installed and final wearing layer and striping are in place.
ALDOT awarded Phase II of the project to Midsouth Paving, Inc., out of Birmingham at a cost of $16.2 million. The second phase of this project is contracted to be complete by June 2022.
ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama.