This video from a virtual presentation created by the state shows how traffic would flow after a series of roundabouts are installed near Interstate 85 and Pike Road.
The Alabama Department of Transportation is considering a plan to build several roundabouts near Interstate 85 to help ease traffic congestion around Pike Road.
The plan focuses on the area around exit 16, the Waugh exit. It calls for installing three roundabouts at the intersections of Alabama 126 and the I-85 southbound ramp, Alabama 126 and US 80, and US 80 and Marler Road, along with other modifications to improve traffic flow.
ALDOT said traffic sometimes backs up from the I-85 off ramp at exit 16, causing vehicles to stop on the interstate. They’ve also noticed a backup for vehicles waiting to turn left onto US 80.
The agency would normally hold on-site public meetings to discuss the plans, but that has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they’ve uploaded a virtual presentation at aldotinvolved.com where you can see the plans along with detailed maps and videos. There’s a form there to submit comments about the project.
You can also email comments to I85-Waughemail@example.com or leave comments by phone at 334-353-6018.
Comments will be accepted until October 2.
Contact Montgomery Advertiser reporter Brad Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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