Downtown revitalization has extraordinary potential

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments ›› Admin

by Slade Blackwell

Trussville Tribune

October 5, 2011

I was recently updated regarding the plans for the revitalization of downtown Trussville and I could not be more excited.

Currently, the Alabama Metropolitan Planning Organization has designated state funds to add a right turn lane on North Chalkville Road. The turn lane will run from Vann Circle to the intersection at Highway 11, which is about 1/3 of a mile.

It will be a major relief to the traffic on North Chalkville Road and make Main Street more accessible. The addition of a turn lane will trigger the revitalization effort and soon, much more will follow.

I look forward to seeing Trussville grow and improve even more than it has in the past few years. When I ran for state senate, I wanted to improve economic development throughout the district and to spur the expansion of employment opportunities. The downtown revitalization efforts represent the kind of progress that will welcome economic growth in Trussville and throughout Jefferson County.

I applaud Mayor Gene Melton and the rest of the city council for identifying and securing these funds for the city of Trussville. This serves as a perfect example of how communities can work in unison with elected officials in Montgomery to ensure that local needs are adequately met.

Trussville has a very bright future and I know with the revitalization of downtown, it will continue to reach an extraordinary potential.