BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin will provide an update on the efforts for road repairs around the city.
Mayor Woodfin and City Councilor Valerie Abbott held a news conference to discuss an update to road resurfacing and repair projects.
“Cars have been beat up on Hanover Circle. Tires have been killed on Hanover Circle. We are excited about these repairs,” Woodfin said during the press conference. “One person said it’s been messed up for 15 years, another said 30 years, but either way it goes, it’s been messed up for a very long time.”
City Councilor Abbott joined Woodfin during Tuesday’s address as she helped the Birmingham mayor find the funding and pushed this agenda forward because she knows the pain and financial burden the city roads can cause for residents.
Abbott reassured residents that the construction that will take place to fix the roads will get messy and take a while, but will be well worth the wait.
The pair also said that the residents around Hanover Circle will receive a letter in the mail explaining in further detail how this project will work and how long it’s expected to take. Abbott also said the letter will address where the community will have to park their cars, as many do not have a driveway.
The full press conference can be watched in the video player above.