Enterprise city administrator discusses upcoming road projects

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The City of Progress is looking to make progress on some of its roads that haven’t seen improvements in decades.

“The mayor and the city council have recently done a few bond issuances to address a lot of the road and infrastructure problems that we see throughout town,” City Administrator Jonathan Tullos said. “Over the last number of years, call it decades, over 200 miles of roads within the city limits have deteriorated.”

City Administrator Jonathan Tullos said after a recent survey over 50 percent of the roads were in poor condition.

“Roughly 20 million dollars of that bond revenue will be used over the next four or five years to update those roads and there’s a lot that goes into that infrastructure like water and gas lines that need to be relocated or replaced in some instances,” Tullos said.

A couple of roads that are on the list are main street and plaza drive. Alabama Department of Transportation is getting in on the action as well to bring improvements to state Highway 27 which will feature a roundabout at the intersection.

This will be the first roundabout in Enterprise.

“That intersection is dangerous the line of sight and a roundabout will help and not just keep traffic flowing but it’ll make it safer,” He said. “Not that it will eliminate wrecks but if you look at the statistics it will eliminate the fatalities and serious injuries that are affiliated with those kinds of wrecks.”

Although there is no official date yet, the city is working diligently to satisfy enterprise residents as soon as possible.

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