PRATTVILL, Ala. (WSFA) - Prattville city officials are staying busy with lots of new projects to ensure the growth and future success of the city.
Along U.S. 82, across from the Doster Road cutoff, is part of Prattville’s $7.5 million road and bridge project.
“We’re constructing here is a bridge over the CSX railroad and then a mile and a half of roadway,” said Robby Anderson, Prattville city engineer.
Anderson says it will create a connector to the 600-acre South Industrial Park, which will soon welcome its third business.
“It opens up the park for other people who may want to locate here. Now they have access to U.S. 82 and Interstate 65. This is a great growth potential for us,” said Anderson.
The expansion going on at the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is another project with the city's future in mind.
“This facility ensures that the city of Prattville will be able to continue to growing for the next 30 years,” said public works director Dale Gandy.
Gandy says many of the upgrades include energy efficient, state-of-the-art technology.
“This is our new solids handling building. We can create a class A bio-solid that can be used kind of as a soil conditioner, stabilizer, fertilizer that anybody could use,” Gandy said.
One of the biggest highlights of this expansion is a learning center.
"So we want outside entities to come in and help train our guys and other professionals be able to come here and get trained," said Gandy.
The wastewater treatment upgrades and expansion is slated to be finished in the next 60 days. The road and bridge project is expected to be done by October. Prattville did find out the governor included that stretch of U.S. 82 in her build ALABAMA program so more improvements will be made.