Ross Clark Circle Road Widening Project

Project Description (Phase 3 Widening)

This is an Alabama Department of Transportation project that will widen Ross Clark Circle to six lanes from Choctaw Street to North Cherokee Avenue.  The project will also widen US-231/Montgomery Hwy from Ross Clark Circle to Girard Avenue.  There will be a short section of construction on Montgomery Hwy north of Ross Clark Circle to Buyers Drive to tie into the existing six-lane roadway headed north.  The project will incorporate ALDOT’s access management plan, traffic signal upgrades, lighting installation, and the addition of access roads.  The access roads will be constructed on both the inside and outside of Ross Clark Circle from Montgomery Highway to Meadowbrook Drive to more safety safely serve the shops and dining venues.  Each service road can be accessed near Montgomery Highway on the northern end and near Meadowbrook Drive on the southern end and will allow traffic to flow in either direction.  

Directional signage is planned to be installed as needed throughout the construction to guide motorists to local businesses and restaurants.  Businesses in the construction area will always have at least one access point during normal business hours.

Motorists should use caution when approaching these areas and delays could occur, especially with summer and holiday traffic.  During this time, motorists may also expect some limited median access in the construction area.

Project Timeline

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- March 2022)

Phase 3 - Choctaw St. to N. Cherokee Ave. (including Montgomery Highway Intersection) – (July 2022 – Summer 2025)

The project contractor is under contract to complete the project in 550 working days which translates to an estimated construction time of three years.

The contractor is expected to post-project notification signs beginning the week of July 4, 2022.  Various elements of construction will begin shortly thereafter.  Initial work is expected to include the construction of retaining walls and storm drainage.

Phase 4 –The date has not been released for bidding.

Project Details 

Type: Street Improvement

Budget (Phase 3): +/- $42M 

Project Owner: ALDOT 

ALDOT Contact: Brantley Kirk - 334-353-6862 

Contractor: Midsouth Paving, Inc. 

City of Dothan Project Contact: Public Works Department, Tommy Wright | 334-615-4420 or publicworks@dothan.org