In Person and Online Public Involvement: Runaway Truck Ramp on AL-35

In Person and Online Public Involvement: Runaway Truck Ramp on AL-35

Project Overview

Location: Fort Payne (Dekalb County)

ALDOT is proposing a project along AL-35 to add an emergency stop truck ramp on the eastern side of Fort Payne, Alabama in Dekalb County. The project is approximately a half mile in length. Currently, a large number of heavy trucks utilize AL-35 as a major route for commercial travel to and from Fort Payne. A few number of these heavy trucks have experienced brake failures traveling down AL-35. This project is proposed to address those issues and to make the road safer to the traveling public. Additional Right-of-way will be required to construct the proposed project.

The purpose of this public involvement meeting is to inform the public of the design features for the project. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is interested in obtaining input from the people who use this route.
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ALDOT is conducting online public involvement for the proposed project. All comments regarding this project must be submitted on or before Friday, April 28, 2023.


Thursday, March 28, 2023 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fort Payne City Hall Auditorium
105 Forest Ave SW
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Anyone with a disability requiring special assistance, should contact the Region office at the above address or call (256) 505-4956 at least two days in advance of the meeting. The meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Online: Comment Form
Phone: (256) 571-7230 to leave comments (Limit 3 minutes)
Postal Mail (See Comment Form in Downloads)

Mail comments to:
North Region - Guntersville
P.O. Box 550
Guntersville, AL 35976

Questions can be directed to:
Logan Jolley
Environmental Coordinator
ALDOT - Guntersville Office