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Riley to visit area for 157 ceremony
Moulton to celebrate widening of highway

By Bayne Hughes
hughes@decaturdaily.com · 340-2432

MOULTON — Gov. Bob Riley is coming Friday to celebrate the completion of the widening of Alabama 157.

Moulton Mayor Ray Alexander said Monday evening before the Town Council meeting that the newest portion — an 8-mile stretch between Moulton and Cullman — is being completed this week. Contract workers are paving the original part of the road this week.

The completion of this final stretch gives drivers a four-lane highway from Interstate 65 in Cullman, through Florence and through Mississippi.

Alexander said the paving will be complete by Friday’s 9:30 a.m. dedication ceremony, which Riley will attend. It will be in the parking lot of Danville Church of Christ on the highway.

“We’re tickled to death this is finally happening,” Alexander said. “We’ve been waiting 40 years for this.”

Alexander said he wants the state to start early in 2008 to install street lights from Byler Road to Alabama 33.

He would also like the state to go ahead with plans to build an Alabama 24 overpass over Alabama 157.

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