Hoover traffic could be relieved in late spring

By Alan Collins

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Good news for people who get stuck in traffic around the Galleria and Patton Creek.  The city of Hoover is taking steps this week to move forward with the Chapel Lane extension project, which will connect Chapel Lane in Bluff Park to shopping areas.

The project has stalled because Jefferson County has not signed off on granting a right-of-way agreement. On Monday, March 7 the city of Hoover dropped off a right-of-way contract. John Young, the court appointed receiver over the sewer department, has to agree to the contract for the project to move forward since the proposed roadway crosses a sewer line. Jefferson County President David Carrington says Young has agreed.  

The road extension is the number one road project for the city, said Hoover Mayor Tony Petelos. He expects the extension will relieve traffic congestion on Highway 31 and 150. The mayor hopes to have the project up for bid by the Alabama Department of Transportation either in April or May.

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