Trussville closes on another property to make way for turn lane
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Gene Melton to close on the property at 110 N. Chalkville Road to make way for a future dedicated right turn lane.
Melton said the property, a former dentist’s office, will cost the city $370,000.
The city council in October closed on the Ellison Investments, LLC, property, between the two Braden’s Furniture buildings, for $250,000.
Melton said the next step is to work on acquiring the Braden’s Furniture properties.
Melton said in October that it would cost about $2.2 million to acquire all the property necessary to construct the turn lane.
Trussville hopes to have a dedicated right turn lane from Vann Circle to the Main Street intersection in place by 2016. Melton guessed construction of the right turn lane would cost between $1 million and $1.5 million.
Melton said the city has to work to acquire the properties because the federal government declared the area historic and would not help with the project.
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