MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - If you live near Ryland Pike in Madison County you’ve been waiting a long time for the Jordan Road Extension project to be completed. It was supposed to be finished a couple of months ago, but mother nature hasn’t been cooperating.
Wednesday members of the Madison County Commission signed off on one of the last steps, agreeing to pay a construction company $118,000 to complete the rest of the project and make median improvements.
Commissioner Craig Hill says in a couple of weeks, Jordan Road will connect to Highway 72 East making is not only easier for commuters to get around but a lot safer because they'll be able to avoid the dangerous Ryland Pike left hand turn.
"We should have the project completed mid Jun, first of July. The reason is, we're still working with problems with the weather. All winter we've had rain every other day. February we had a big flood. If not, that project would have moved on and this contract with Reed Construction would have been done a while back," said County Commissioner Craig Hill.
The total cost of this project is $350,000. It would have been a lot more, but the commission used a lot of city employees to prep this area. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if the rain continues to be a factor.