Many people have been eager about the progress of the Highway 411 Four Lane project.
On Thursday afternoon we spoke to District 39 State Representative Ginny Shaver who provided us with an update following a meeting with the Joint Transportation Committee on Wednesday.
The project will be funded by the first year ‘Rebuild Alabama’ Plan and will include roughly 5 miles between Cherokee and Etowah counties that has not been four-laned. This will provide Cherokee County with its first four-lane access to an interstate, which is critical for economic development
Representative Shaver said that the decreased gas revenues due to the COVID-19 Pandemic have also been a setback, citing a thirty percent shortfall for the second quarter.
Shaver said that despite the short delays, they are still on track and looking forward to seeing some dirt moved.
Cherokee County is one of 16 Alabama counties currently not served by a four-lane route to an interstate.