According to mayor Kant, plans are in the works to widen (3 lane) HWY 181 from Gayfer Ave south to the entrance to the Quail Creek subdivision -- by adding a center lane for turning.
Kant said the project is to be entirely federally funded ($2 million); but the city may be asked to help in some way.
Kant: "This is to help us until state funding gets back on cycle (for the eventual 4 laning of the road)."
Council President Burrell asked if there was any opposition -- and was told there wasn't.
Don Powell, a spokesman for the state highway department, told the Times later that the project is scheduled to begin in early 2013.
4 LANING DELAYED
Powell also said the 4 laning of 181 north of HWY 104 won't begin until 2016.
Wilson: "ALDOT is currently acquiring the Right of Way required to construct the next section of SR-181 from SR-104 to CR-64. The project is currently scheduled to let to construction in late 2016."