Construction of a new interchange between Interstate 565 and County Line Road could boost growth and property prices in an already fast-growing part of the Tennessee Valley, according to an expert (CMER Director Jeff Thompson) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

“It’s certainly a prime location because of the visibility of that interchange as well as the growth that we’re seeing west of there,” said Jeff Thompson, Director of the UAH Center for Management and Economic Research. “So I think it’s an important link to the northwest section of Madison County, Limestone County, as well as south toward the river.”

On Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley, along with Madison Mayor Troy Trulock, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong and other dignitaries, formally broke ground on the long awaited $17 million interchange.

The interchange will allow access from I-565 westbound to County Line Road and from County Line Road to 565 eastbound. County Line already has ramps to and from I-565 to the west.

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