Jefferson County Commission

Two Road Projects Moved Forward by Jeffco Commission

Proposal approved Thursday involves widening South Shades Crest Road. (Photo by Solomon Crenshaw Jr.)

A pair of road projects are closer to fruition after the Jefferson County Commission on Thursday approved resolutions related to those two projects.

Each project is in the city of Hoover. One authorizes a joint services agreement with Hoover and Jefferson County and CSX Transportation on improvements to South Shades Crest Road, to which a third lane will be added from Alabama 150 to Eden Ridge Drive.

That project includes replacing a bridge that passes over CSX train tracks.

The other project authorizes paying for tract 6 of the Galleria Boulevard extension project. For years, motorists have driven through the parking lot of Ashley Homestore as they’ve made their way from Alabama 150 to Lorna Road on the other side of the hill.

Altogether, 51 resolutions on the agenda were approved during Thursday’s commission meeting. Additionally, commissioners approved three matters that involved public hearings, including approval of an incentives package for Landing.