Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey announced this afternoon that barrier cables will be installed soon in the median of Interstate 459 between Acton Road and Exit 13.
Today Ivey announced that the city has received notification from John Cooper, director of the Alabama Department of Transportation that the barrier cables will be installed within 60 days.
“We deeply appreciate Director Cooper working with our office and staff to make these safety cables a reality. The installation comes at a particularly good time as our children will be starting back to school soon,” Ivy said in a news release this afternoon. “We are very proud of the working relationship we have established with Gov. Bentley’s office, but especially with ALDOT and Director Cooper.”
The news release said that it is anticipated that the safety cables will provide added security for vehicular traffic on I-459 and provide a “safety net” to keep out of control vehicles from crossing the median into incoming traffic.
The city’s main concern, the mayor said, is the safety of its citizens.