$14.9M grant will help expand U.S. 72 in Lauderdale County

$14.9M grant will help expand U.S. 72 in Lauderdale County

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Sen. Richard Shelby announced a $14.9 million Department of Transportation grant that will go toward expanding a stretch of road in Lauderdale County.

The grant will expand a portion of U.S. 72 in Lauderdale County, also known as Florence Boulevard, that will increase the road from a four-lane divided highway to a six-lane divided highway, adding a lane in each direction.

The improvements are designed to alleviate traffic congestion and provide easier commutes.

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