The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a transferal of a parcel of land from the North Alabama Horticulture Substation to the Alabama Department of Transportation for $12,000 in a specially called teleconference meeting on April 3.
The property is located adjacent to Alabama Highway 157 in Cullman, Alabama, where ALDOT is prepared to initiate a $25 million project this summer “to improve traffic capacity, traffic safety and drainage,” said Dan King, associate vice president for facilities.
ALDOT had requested 0.6 acres from the University, which purchased the property in 1948, to allow for enough land to complete the project. The parcel in question is a wooded area which had no intended plans for use in the near future, according to the University.
“We believe that the ALDOT project will benefit the University and the general public, and that the proposed traffic improvements will provide safer roadways for Alabama residents,” King said.
All trustees were in favor of the sale, and it passed unanimously.
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