Cove-area streets and roads fall under the jurisdiction of several entities: the City of Huntsville, Madison County, and State of Alabama (ALDOT). Every year, a portion of these transportation facilities have routine maintenance performed on them, such as repaving and restriping. Here is a list of facilities in the Cove that are slated for improvement in 2019.
City of Huntsville:
- Joey Circle from Joey Road to end
- Joey Road from Ashley Road to end
- Raincreek Trail from Spicewood Trail to Saddletree Boulevard
- Old Big Cove Road
- Hobbs Island Road
- Little Cove Road
- Green Mountain Road
- Old 431
- Cherry Tree Road
- Old Gurley Pike
- Governor’s Drive (US 431) from Basset to Old Big Cove Rd*
Please note that the weather must be conducive to roadwork for these maintenance projects to happen. Specifically, to repave a street, the temperature should be 40 degrees and rising. To restripe, it should be over 50 degrees and dry (for several days).
These kind of routine maintenance projects are typically implemented quickly (i.e. a few hours to a few days) and have relatively minimal impact on daily travel.
Further information on currently scheduled infrastructure projects and plans with larger scopes (bridge replacement, safety improvements, MPO Long Range Transportation Plan, etc) can be found here: https://growcove.org/2018/09/big-coves-big-needs-on-transportation-and-access/
* Note: While pavement work on 431 (and other state routes) is routinely scheduled as part of a regular maintenance cycle, resurfacing a state route is a more involved process than repaving local roads, and requires milling down the top layer of asphalt and then building it back up. As per general ALDOT practice on heavily traveled routes, and in consideration of local requests, resurfacing of 431 will be completed at night, in small sections, for the duration of the maintenance project this Spring.
Madison County – Engineering Department