Roundabout Finally a Reality!!
After five years of planning, engineering, designing and construction, the Village of Spring Hill finally has a roundabout to replace the dysfunctional intersection at McGregor Avenue and Museum Drive. This solution to a major traffic problem was initially put forth in the master plan for the Village, The Blueprint for Spring Hill, developed by our urban planners—Dover, Kohl & Partners—with the input of residents and stakeholders. In an unprecedented effort, The Village of Spring Hill, Inc. partnered with both Mobile County and the City of Mobile to build the first roundabout inside the city limits on a major city street.
TVSH began the process five years ago by funding preliminary engineering and a feasibility study showing that the project was viable for this location and then presenting the findings to County and City officials. Securing funding for the estimated 1.1 million dollar project was the next step, and we found the support we needed from County Commissioner Connie Hudson with the assistance of Council Member Gina Gregory. Commissioner Hudson included most of the needed funding in the Mobile County 2014 Transportation Pay-As-You-Go Program. Additional financial support came from the City of Mobile.
The center of the roundabout presently features grass sod, but plans are in the works for an effective landscape design. The project has at long last become a reality for our Village and for Mobile.