Road to new Leeds High School to be finished soon

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The road to the new Leeds High School is nearly finished and students will now have a safe way to get their school next month.

Students and staff will not be forced to use a back entrance to the school on Coosa Avenue, which Mayor Eric Patterson says is a narrow, dangerous road.

About four weeks ago the entrance to the newly built school was nothing but dirt. The Mayor says work was delayed because the city was waiting on $1.2 million dollars from the Public Education Building Authority or PEBA.

The attorney for the board tells Fox6 legal matters held up the release of the funds but they have now given the city $1 million dollars to be used on the project.

The mayor is hoping to get the remainder of the money from the city school board.

The road project will be finished in about a week.