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 Meadowview Drive to the Montgomery Highway intersection.
Midsouth Paving is working at night the week of January 10th- January 15th. Residents should expect lane closures and delays when traveling this area during the week between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Once night work is complete, the contractor will then begin working on installing new signal poles at signalized intersections throughout the project. This is in effort to shift traffic to the outside lanes so median work can begin on Ross Clark Circle. During this time residents should expect limited median access in this area.
Midsouth Paving is currently grading along the intersections of Ross Clark Circle and West Main Street and West Main Street and Honeysuckle Road. They are preparing to pave these intersections and the new outside lanes of Ross Clark Circle (between West Main Street and Meadowview Drive). This paving work is planned to occur at night the week of April 5th- April 9th. Residents should expect lane closures and delays when traveling this area during the week between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Following this paving, tentatively beginning the week of April 12, the travel lanes along Ross Clark Circle will shift to the outside lanes so median work can begin. During this time residents should expect limited median access in this area and the dual turn lanes will be dropped down to a single turn lane in all directions at the intersection of RCC and W Main Street.
Midsouth Paving is currently grading along the intersection of Ross Clark Circle and West Main Street as well as West Main Street and Honeysuckle Road. They are preparing Honeysuckle Road for widening. They are installing concrete islands where Ross Clark Circle intersects both Main Street and Choctaw Street.
Traffic is planned to be shifted to the outside lanes of Ross Clark Circle beginning Sunday night, April 25th to accommodate median work and paving in these areas. Motorists should use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays. 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.
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.
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 Meadowview Drive (including West Main Street Intersection) – (January 2020- July 2022)
Phase 3 - Meadowview 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