North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

March 19, 2013

NJN/a.m for Tuesday, March 19

North Jefferson News

NORTH JEFFERSON — Happy Tuesday, and welcome to the sunshine.

Weather: Look for more sunshine today and tomorrow, before rain sets in again on Thursday and through much of the weekend.

Slow it down: The speed limit on Fieldstown Road in Gardendale is being lowered back to 35 miles per hour, as approved by the city council Monday night. The city council in 2009 had raised the limit to 45 miles per hour. Monday’s ordinance is effective immediately; new signs should appear soon.

Lighting upgrade: Also on Monday, the Fultondale City Council authorized Mayor Jim Lowery to enter into a contract with the Alabama Department of Transportation for lighting upgrades for Interstate 65 at the Walker Chapel Road exit, from mile marker 266.71 to 267.79. The $1.5 million project will be paid for by state and federal grants, with the city paying only the utility price for the lights