ALDOT says Northern Beltline construction stopped until 2019
We're learning the rest of the Northern Beltline is on hold until the state can get more funding.
This project is divided into phases.
The first project started in 2014 and is complete but the second project will not start until funds become available. ALDOT hopes that is at least in 2019.
The first project included 1-point-34 miles of grading and drainage from Highway 79 to 75.
The second project, consisting of bridges over Self Creek, is tentatively scheduled for some time in 2019.
The latest study of the Beltline shows a huge economic impact of 2.6 billion in the first ten years of completion.
The study also shows a potential to create nearly 14,000 jobs with projected average income of over 61-thousand dollars. But
that only happens when the project is complete.
ALDOT hopes to complete the project in the year of 2054 but that all depends on funding and if they can stay on schedule.
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