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Husky Parkway paving under way

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The paving of Husky Parkway between the Hewitt-Trussville Stadium site and Trussville-Clay Road is under way.

Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said he isn’t sure when the road will actually open, but he did say Monday that half the road is sealed with black base. The other side must be sealed and cure for 72 hours before the black base can be put down, Melton said.

A look at Husky Parkway between the Hewitt-Trussville field house and the Trussville Civic Center
photo by Gary Lloyd

Melton said in June that the bridge that’s a part of Husky Parkway is “all but finished.” If the road in front of the Hewitt-Trussville field house and practice fields that run beside the Trussville Civic Center are completed, the plan is to open the bridge by the time school starts in early August, Melton said last month.

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 is three lanes and include a pedestrian lane.

The more than 300-foot bridge spans the Cahaba River and will alleviate traffic congestion on Deerfoot Parkway. Melton has said that once the Husky Parkway bridge is open, traffic patterns in Trussville will likely change. Congestion will move away from Chalkville Mountain Road and the downtown Trussville area.

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

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