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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.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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