ALDOT: Pedestrian traffic improvements coming near Ann Street

ALDOT: Pedestrian traffic improvements coming near Ann Street

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Changes to improve pedestrian traffic near Ann Street in Montgomery is set to begin soon, officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation announced Monday.

These changes are set to upgrade traffic for pedestrians in the areas of Ann Street, Chestnut Street and Spruce Street.

ALDOT unveiled upgrades to make Ann Street safer for vehicles and pedestrians in 2016. Under the new plan, you'll only be able to turn right on Chestnut Street, right now you can go any which way.

There will be push button protected crosswalks and improved pedestrian access around the interstate and on the ramps, according to ALDOT. On Spruce Street, they'll never be a specific time you can turn left like it stands now, eventually you'll only be able to turn right.

Lane closures will not occur during peak hours, ALDOT says. Work will be restricted from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ALDOT awarded the state-funded project to Wiregrass Construction Co., Inc. of Dothan, at a cost of approximately one million dollars with 85 working days.  The project is expected to be complete by the end of September 2017.

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