The city of Vestavia Hills has come to verbal agreements with owners of land needed to widen Crosshaven Drive, putting that project one step closer to a reality.
As OTMJ reported in its July 11 edition, progress on the planned upgrades had been stymied by the city’s inability to reach agreements with 30 property owners for needed temporary construction easements and right of way allowances.
The city now has reached verbal agreements and is working to turn those into legal agreements.
“As with most business dealings, it took some time to hammer out the legalities of right of way allowance, but the City has reached agreeable terms with all property owners to allow the road widening project to move forward,” communications specialist Cinnamon McCulley wrote in an Aug. 1 Facebook post. “Please continue to support your local Vestavia Hills businesses – in all areas of the city – while projects are ongoing.”
The city will now begin working to turn those verbal agreements into legal agreements, then obtain a notice to proceed with the project. Officials expect to be able to put the project out to bid in the first quarter of 2020.
– By Emily Williams