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I-565 ramp at Toyota Field, Town Madison now open

Updated: Apr. 29, 2021 at 10:04 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - It’s finally happening! Phase 1 of the I-565 interchange at Town Madison and Toyota Field is now open.

To be more clear, that’s the ramp leading to Toyota Field that has caused major traffic headaches for many drivers in the area.

Officials announced at a ribbon cutting on Thursday, the interchange is officially open to traffic. WAFF is told the ramp will improve interstate access to Toyota Field and better access to Town Madison.

It’s not just those driving to Toyota Field who will reap the benefits though.

Commuters driving to Redstone Arsenal will have additional access to the interstate for those driving through Gate 7 on Zierdt Road. City officials are also hoping this will ease traffic and reduce backups at Gate 9 on Research Boulevard.

“Not only baseball games but 175 events last year,” said Madison Mayor Paul Finley. “That creates sale tax revenue not only for Madison but it creates quality of life improvements. That is what we are excited about. We are going to do it safely. It is the first of two phases, we will have fly overs coming soon, and two years from now you will see the next phase of this being a regional destination spot.”

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