Hoover considering new road in Stadium Trace area

Hoover leaders considering plans for new road

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - Hoover city leaders are considering building a new road to help alleviate some of the traffic congestion in the Trace Crossings and Stadium Trace Parkway areas.

“This would be a primary outlet that would take a lot of people down on the far end of Stadium Trace out without having to come all the way to Highway 150,” said Allan Rice, Hoover City Administrator.

That road, which still is in the conceptual stage, would likely go through property where some homes were going to be built in the new Blackridge subdivision.

Instead of building those houses there, the developer is now relocating them to the Green Trails area of Lake Wilborne and donating that portion of the Blackridge property to the city.

The planning and zoning committee recommended Monday night the council approve the plan.

“The overall concept is to connect a new spine road or major road that would connect Highway 52, or Morgan Road, and across South Shades Crest (road) and to the new interstate exit on 459,” said Rice. “The goal is to have it go straight across South Shades Crest onto the interstate so that we don’t burden South Shades Crest."

Rice adds there are still several pieces of the puzzle that have to fall into place to establish a timeline for construction.

He adds western Hoover is a very desirable part of town.

“It’s going to be a busy place because a lot of people want to be there,” Rice said.

Because of that city leaders have to figure out how to handle the increase in cars.

Rice hopes this new road, if it happens, will be part of the fix. “We know we have an obligation to find those solutions,” said Rice.

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