Ross Clark Circle Road Widening Project
This project is an Alabama Department of Transportation project that will widen Ross Clark Circle from Bauman Drive to North Cherokee Ave. from four lanes to six lanes. There will also be intersection improvements made at West Main Street from N. Englewood Ave. to Bel Aire Drive (4 to 6 lanes) and at Montgomery Highway from Girard Ave. to Buyers Drive. This project will include incorporating ALDOT’s access management plan, signal upgrades, and access roads to shops and dining North of Meadowbrook Drive to the Montgomery Highway intersection.
Midsouth Paving is currently working on the median and islands, installing storm drainage, grading, and curbing on Ross Clark Circle and West Main Street. This will take several months to complete. Paving will generally take place overnight.
Median curbing and island installation on West Main should be complete by early August. Sidewalk, topsoil, and grassing on West Main Street should be completed mid-August (weather permitting). The additional lanes on West Main Street, Honeysuckle, and Westgate should be opened up for traffic by the end of August.
Grade, base, curb, and paving in the Circle median will continue over the next several months. Signal installation will be ongoing.
Motorists should use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays, especially with summer and holiday traffic. During this time, motorists should expect limited median access in this area, and the dual turn lanes at the intersection of Ross Clark Circle and Main Street may be dropped to a single turn lane at times.
The roadwork was broken into three phases with the fourth phase including street lighting, sidewalk construction, and some other specialty work. Below is a timeline of the project.
Phase 1 - Bauman Drive to South of West Main Street Intersection- (May 2018 – October 2020)
Phase 2 - South of West Main Street to Meadowbrook Drive (including West Main Street Intersection) – (January 2020- July 2022)
Phase 3 - Meadowbrook Drive to N. Cherokee Ave. (including Montgomery Highway Intersection) - (Project scheduled to bid December 2021 with construction beginning Spring 2022).
Phase 4 – Date has not been released for bidding
Type: Street Improvement
Budget: +/- 60 Million
Project Owner: ALDOT
ALDOT Contact: Brantley Kirk - 334-353-6862
Contractor: Midsouth Paving, Inc.
City of Dothan Project Contact: Larry Lofton- 334-615-4433 or Tommy Wright- 334-615-4474