Jefferson County’s 2018 road project plan includes more than $36 million in road projects that impact Hoover, Commissioner Jimmie Stephens shared with the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce on April 19.
- Expanding Morgan Road from two lanes to five lanes from Interstate 459 to South Shades Crest Road. The county is scheduled to seek bids on that estimated $20 million project in December, and construction is expected to take 24 to 30 months, said Cal Markert, director of roads and transportation for the county.
- Patching, leveling and repaving Morgan Road from Interstate 459 to Alabama 150. That work should be done this summer, Markert said.
- Adding middle turn lanes on Patton Chapel Road between Crayrich Drive and Chapel Lane and replacing the bridge over Patton Creek. The county hopes to seek bids on that construction contract in October or November but is dealing with a lot of utility issues, Markert said. Construction should take 24 to 30 months, and the total project cost is estimated at $7.7 million, he said.
- ·Extending Galleria Boulevard on the south side of John Hawkins Parkway to Old Montgomery Highway. That project is estimated to cost $5.8 million, Markert said. The county is trying to acquire rights of way now and hopes to begin construction in fiscal 2019 or fiscal 2020, he said.
- Adding a second northbound lane on South Shades Crest Road from Willow Lakes to Alabama 150. The county hopes to start construction on that job in late 2019, Markert said.
- Repaving Cedar Crest Drive, Chestnut Ridge Circle, Old Rocky Ridge Lane and Shannon Road. That work should be done this summer, Markert said.
- New planned community in Helena (see map below)