DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — During Tuesday’s Dothan City Commissioner meeting, city officials approved the next phase of construction on the west side of the Circle City.
According to Dothan’s City Manager, Kevin Cowper, during the past month, the construction being done on Flowers Chapel Road and Main Street is helping enhance that particular intersection resulting in two left-turn lanes from Main Street onto Flowers Chapel Road.
“This project that we are talking about today, will enable us to build two travel lanes on Flowers Chapel so that way it ties into the project on West Main,” Cowper said.
Cowper said a future phase will continue those two lanes all the way to Woodburn drive on Flowers Chapel. He said the city is currently looking into putting either a round-a-bout or a traffic light on Woodburn in order to help with cars and pedestrians.
“We’re also looking at a multi-use path along Flowers Chapel Road, on the south side of the road that will tie in all the neighborhoods to the Forever Trails eventually,” Cowper said.
According to Cowper the completion of all phases on this particular project will take a couple of years but he says once complete it will create a connection between neighborhoods, recreational facilities, and even the possibility of walking or biking to Main Street.
“We’re thankful we can be in a position where we can do these qualities of life projects,” Cowper said. “We want to use our infrastructure to benefit everybody.”
Cowper said this project will help with the quality of life in the Circle City. He said by making it easy for people to drive or walk to their destination will make their commute that much safer.