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City of Opelika to receive funding to for Exit 62 improvement project

Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 10:57 PM EST
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OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - The City of Opelika will receive over $1 million in funding for a project to make improvements to Exit 62 along Interstate 85.

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the city will receive $1,328,687.23 for the project to improve access along Columbus Parkway at Interstate 85 (Exit 62) from Fox Run Parkway to North Uniroyal Road.

The improvements will include signal upgrades, access management modifications, and the addition of a left turn lane on Columbus Parkway.

“We’re thankful for the funding we have been granted to improve Exit 62. These future improvements will greatly enhance the safety of this very busy intersection,” said Mayor Gary Fuller.

The city of Opelika will inform residents of when the Exit 62 project will begin.

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