Plans to expand part of Ross Clark Circle moving forward, on time

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DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) -- The Alabama Department of Transportation says the idea of Interstate 14 that would go from Augusta, Georgia to West Texas is just that, an idea.

Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Harris sent WTVY a statement saying, "There has been no discussion about a proposed interstate 14 involving state transportation officials in Alabama --- in today's funding climate, this proposal isn't likely to get serious consideration."

But there is significant road work planned for the Wiregrass.

State Rep. Paul Lee says expanding the Ross Clark Circle should have been done 20 years ago but plans are moving forward, on time it's just a slow process.

According to meetings with ALDOT, Lee says the work of 6-laning the circle from Montgomery Highway to Bauman Drive should start around the end of the year.

Lee says Dothan is big business for a lot of people and having an easier traffic flow would benefit everyone.
"Within 50 miles of Dothan we have 500,000 people that come here for health care, shop, restaurants, work and we want that to continue. The city of Dothan benefits from those people coming here."

The project will take 18 months to two years to complete, once work gets started.

The project will cost around $40 million dollars.

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