Husky Parkway bridge completion expected in June
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Husky Parkway bridge is expected to be completed in June, Trussville City Schools Facilities Coordinator Barry Davis said earlier this week.
The bridge will likely not open until the Husky Parkway extension, which runs by the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium site, past the Trussville Civic Center and to Trussville-Clay Road, is completed.
The extension is in Blalock Building Company’s contract to construct the new stadium.
The more than 300-foot bridge spans the Cahaba River and will alleviate traffic congestion on Deerfoot Parkway. Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said that once the Husky Parkway bridge is completed, traffic patterns in Trussville will likely change. Congestion will move away from Chalkville Mountain Road and the downtown Trussville area. And, as the housing market improves, that area could be good for development.
“That connection is huge to the city, public services and everybody,” Melton said. “There’s no telling what will develop in that area. People just can’t imagine when we make those connections how much impact it’s going to have on the downtown area.”
The Trussville City Council in August 2013 approved Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie to construct the bridge. The contracting company was approved with a base bid of $3,281,445.13.
The bridge will be three lanes and include a pedestrian lane.
Davis said work on the new stadium is “progressing” and “moving along well.”
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