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Current Projects Black Creek Trail

East Gadsden Community Center
The City is currently requesting a statement of qualifications from architecture firms interested in performing design services for a new community center. The deadline to submit a firms qualifications is December 31, 2015. Please contact the Engineering Department for more information.

Padenreich Avenue Stormwater Drainage Repair
This project will replace several drainage structures that are beyond repair and will require full road closure during construction. The project will be constructed by James E Watts & Sons.

Princeton Avenue Culvert Replacement
This project will replace the existing double barrel culvert with a new precast double barrel culvert complete with wing walls and concrete aprons. This project will require full road closure, however, a detour route will be installed.

Hwy 431/6th Street North Roadway Improvements
This project will consist of the construction of a new roadway from the intersection of Hwy 431/Meighan Blvd and 6th Street North to the end of the City’s right of way within the Rivertrace development. The new construction should greatly improve the access to and from the Rivertrace development by providing an additional signalized intersection. The project will be constructed by McCartney Construction Co., Inc.

Coosa Riverfront Project
Construction of a new walking trail and riverfront park from the Coosa Landing on the east bank of the river to the south end near the Riverview Plaza will be highlighted by the installation of a new pedestrian bridge, additional fixed docks, and boardwalk. The project is being constructed by  Bob Smith Construction.

Riverview Culvert Repair:
The project will repair the existing triple barrel culvert by stabilizing the downstream bank and apron area as well as reinstalling the guardrail across the culvert. The project will require full road closure during construction.

South 11th Street Bridge Replacement over Black Creek
This much anticipated and needed project will replace the existing bridge on South 11th Street just south of the James D Martin Wildlife Park. The project is scheduled to commence on 12/21/15, at which time the roadway will be closed to thru traffic and a complete detour route installed. The project is being constructed by Wright Brothers.

Tuscaloosa Avenue Bridge Replacement over Black Creek
This bridge is scheduled to be replaced and require full road closure for the duration of the project. The project will be constructed by The Bridge Builders of Alabama.

Airport Road Lighting Project
The project will consist of the installation of new roadway lighting along Airport Road from Steele Station Road to Thunderbird Lane. The project is scheduled to begin in January 2016. The project will be constructed by Stone & Sons Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Widen & Resurface South 11th Street
This project is being designed to widen South 11th Street from Black Creek Parkway to near Piedmont Avenue as well as incorporate signal modifications at the Black Creek Parkway intersection. The intent of this project is to alleviate traffic congestion during peak demand hours of the day.

Resurfacing of 3rd Street & Goodyear Avenue
This project is scheduled to begin construction by fall of 2016.

Resurfacing of Vandell Blvd
This project is scheduled to begin construction by summer of 2016.

Repairs and Alterations to Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge at Noccalula Falls Park

Recently Completed Projects

Padenreich Ave., 9th St. and Forrest Ave. Resurfacing
This project was designed and let by CDG Engineers & Associates and was awarded to McCartney Construction.  The project will include planing, repaving, and traffic striping. Gadsden-Etowah MPO is providing 80% of funding for this project.

Fire Alarm and Sprinkler System at 210 Locust St.
Project was awarded to International Fire Protection, and includes the installation of a fire alarm system and sprinkler system in the City of Gadsden building at 210 Locust St.

Black Creek Road Culvert Replacement
The project includes removal of old triple line of metal culverts, placement of new concrete box culvert, headwalls, guardrails and pavement patching.  This project was awarded to McCartney Consruction Co. and designed by JBWT, Inc.  

2014 Street Resurfacing Project

The 2014 Street Resurfacing Project was awarded to J&D Enterprise, Inc. on June 30, 2014.  Resurfacing began in September 2014. 
Click here to view the streets to be resurfaced as a part of this year's project.

Signal System Retiming along Meighan Blvd. and Hood Ave.
Signal system retiming is being performed along Meighan Blvd. and Hood Ave. by Sain Associates.  This project is necessary in order to help alleviate traffic congestion near the intersection of Meighan Blvd. and Hood Ave.  Gadsden-Etowah Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is providing 80% of funding for this project.


Forrest Avenue Resurfacing Project from 7th Street to 12th Street
Forrest Avenue will be resurfaced from 7th Street to 12th Street.  This project was designed and let by CDG Engineers & Associates and was awarded to McCartney Construction.  The project will include planing, repaving, and traffic striping. Gadsden-Etowah MPO is providing 80% of funding for this project.