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Mayor Battle ready to 'Restore Our Roads'

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Traffic getting into the Arsenal may be improved by future road projects. Traffic getting into the Arsenal may be improved by future road projects.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Mayor Tommy Battle and local leaders will hold a news conference Tuesday on how the city will be spending millions of dollars for road improvements.

The "Restore Our Roads" project aims to fix some major traffic headaches in the local area, including the six lane stretch of South Memorial Parkway from Hobbs Island Road to the Tennessee River Bridge, where the press conference will be held.

Madison County will receive about $50 million in grants from ATRIP, the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program. Earlier in July, Mayor Battle said this is a fair amount that lets the area focus on long-term transportation needs.

Another planned road project will improve the northbound lane of Zierdt Road from Martin to south of Madison Boulevard. This will lower the amount of traffic near the Arsenal. Local leaders also plans to improve Old Madison Pike and Old Highway 20.

All summer, Mayor Battle has advocated for other big road projects, such as the overpasses at Lily Flagg, Byrd Spring Road, and Mastin Lake Road on North Memorial Parkway. He also wants to improve the I-565 interchange on Moores Mill Road.

There was some concern that these project would be delayed, but fresh funding from ATRIP could end these delays.

WAFF 48 News will have crew on the scene of the press conference, which is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

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