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Green Drive re-opens

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — Green Drive now has the green light.

The road, closed since May 2013, re-opened Tuesday, according to city of Trussville officials.

Trussville City Councilman Perry Cook, who is the liaison to the Streets and Sanitation Department, said he was “super excited.” Several city council members clapped at Tuesday’s meeting when Cook made the announcement.

Green Drive in Trussville
file photo by Ron Burkett

The Trussville City Council in September 2013 voted to award the bid for the culvert replacement and repairs to Green Drive to Bob Smith Construction for $379,000.

The road has been closed since May 2013, when one of the culverts collapsed due to stormwater washing away soil beneath the road next to the culverts.

The city council approved Schoel Engineering doing the engineering for the Green Drive repair at a cost of $30,600 last year.

Green Drive is a popular link from Chalkville Mountain Road to Trussville-Clay Road, on which Hewitt-Trussville Middle School and the Trussville Civic Center are located.

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

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