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Mayor Battle continues push for road repairs

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City officials say delaying critical road projects will only stifle growth. City officials say delaying critical road projects will only stifle growth.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The "Restore Our Roads" campaign in Huntsville focused on another road Wednesday.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, along with other local leaders, held a news conference at the Mastin Lake Road overpass on North Memorial Parkway. It is one of 14 road projects the Alabama Department of Transportation is delaying due to budget cutbacks.

The $20 million project has been under design for about 13 years. The originally estimated 2018 start date has been pushed back to 2023.

"This is a commitment from the state, no matter if the Governor is Robert Bentley, no matter if the Governor was somebody else," said Mayor Battle. "This is a commitment that we would like to ask the state to look at and to help us."

City officials say delaying critical road projects will only stifle growth and add further congestion.

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