SNEAD — Trucks are rolling in and getting ready to begin roadwork in the Town of Snead.

Mayor La’Shone Price recently announced that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) had begun moving its equipment into town to start the town’s four-way stop expansion project.

The $1 million project that will give the “Cross Roads of Blount County” – where Alabama Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 278 intersect – a facelift has taken more than a year to get started due to several circumstances.

In February, Price said ALDOT had to put the project on hold because it could no longer fund the renovations.

At the time, Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Red Hill, said an ALDOT division engineer told him that the funds were “moved for an emergency on Interstate-20.”

Now that the project is finally ready to get underway, Price said construction would last through the end of August, and motorists should expect lengthy delays.

The project is supposed to help increased traffic flow by widening the four-way stop, creating three lanes of traffic and putting in turn lanes.

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