- Road Paving/Road Projects
- City Sidewalk Pilot Project
- Construction Projects
- Planning Projects
- Infrastructure & Community Spaces Plan
Road Paving/Road Projects
- 2018 Paving List & 2018 3-Year Paving Schedule – The 2018 Paving Schedule is a potential 3-year plan for paving poorly rated roads. Those roads highlighted in red are potentially the first to be paved; then orange; then yellow. The roads highlighted in pink will be paved in conjunction with Spire upon completion of their gas pipeline improvement project. That project is expected to commence in early 2019. (See “Spire natural gas pipeline improvements” below.)
- Overton Road at Liberty Parkway – Roadway construction is scheduled to begin the last week of September 2018 and is anticipated to be ongoing through early spring 2019. The work consists of widening this section of Overton Road to accommodate a continuous 4-lane roadway from Liberty Parkway to the I-459 Access Road. Periodic delays should be anticipated through this construction area. Please drive with caution. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact City of Vestavia Hills Department of Public Services at 205.978.0150. Click here for project map. For information regarding the road dedication, including a map of the dedicated roads and other FAQ’s, click Liberty Park road dedication.
- Massey Road – Redesign efforts are fully underway and are awaiting ALDOT concurrences to formalize all approvals to move toward a construction start date. This is an ALDOT-funded project – they control timeframe, awarding contract, etc. The City of Vestavia Hills is responsible for providing design services (through our consultant) and the design drawings to meet all ALDOT requirements. In late May 2018, the Council approved a supplemental agreement to our design consultant to change the design to meet ALDOT’s most recent set of comments. The plans are being revised to accommodate a wider roadway than originally proposed. This will require shifting of the retaining wall, which will also require a taller wall, and thus redesign of this wall. The geotechnical engineer has finalized the preliminary report for this new wall design, and as of September 14, 2018, has addressed preliminary comments received back from ALDOT. Once the retaining wall design is finalized, the roadway plans can be resubmitted to ALDOT for review and comment. Following their review, ALDOT will advise the City of the potential construction letting date.
- Spire natural gas pipeline improvements – Spire’s work on the gas main replacement along Shades Crest Road is still in progress and, due to the amount of rock they have encountered during excavation, there are project delays. Spire has agreed to assist with paving costs once the gas main project is complete, which they anticipate requiring the remainder of the year, possibly extending into early 2019. Spire project information and Spire project map
- Shades Crest Road paving – Paving of Shades Crest Road is anticipated beginning early 2019. The specific schedule will be determined by Jefferson County as that is a Jefferson County Through Road. Spire’s work on the gas main replacement along Shades Crest Road is still in progress and, due to the amount of rock they have encountered during excavation, there are project delays. Spire has agreed to assist with paving costs once the gas main project is complete, which they anticipate requiring the remainder of the year, possibly extending into early 2019. It is our understanding from discussions with Jefferson County that they do have Shades Crest Road on their paving list.While final scheduling is dependent upon the Jefferson County paving schedule, the City will continue to push for completion of the road paving just as soon as the Spire project is complete.
- AT&T – AT&T has upcoming projects affecting the following locations. These are scheduled to being late September/early October 2018. If you have questions or concerns regarding these projects, please contact Steven Bargainnier with ALMSLA Gulf Construction at 205.613.1856 or email@example.com call the City of Vestavia Hills Department of Public Services at 205.978.0150.
- Project #1 (Cahaba Heights): Green Valley Rd, Twin Oak Dr, Green Valley Dr, Meadowview Cir, Meadowlawn Dr, Dolly Ridge Rd, Valley Park Dr, Autumn Lane, Crosshaven Dr, Natchez Dr, Donita Dr, Donita Ct, Orleans Rd, Christopher Dr, Christopher Ct, Knollwood Trace, Sunview Dr, Kyle Ln, Brook Hollow Rd, Cromwell Dr, Williamsburg Cir, Overton Rd, Asbury Rd, Sunview Rd, and Autumn Ct.
- Project #2 (off Highway 31): Post Oak Rd, Georgia Ave, Wedgewood Rd, Chestnut Str, Haviland Dr, Oak Lawn Dr, Grandbury Rd, Ridgeview Dr & Wickford Rd.
- Project #3 (Columbiana Rd): Sterling Ridge Cir, Mountain Woods Cir, Mountain Woods Dr, Mountain Woods Pl, Glendmere Dr, Glendmere Pl, Nottingham Dr, Jacobs Ln, Mountain Woods Cir, Jacobs Rd, Canal Str & Barr Rd.
- Cahaba River Road – multi-jurisdictional agreement approval pending (Jefferson County project lead)
- Highway 31 / Wald Park – Construction fencing will be erected as Saturday, September 29 to begin mass grading at Wald Park. As a result, the lower parking lot by the pool will be CLOSED. (The upper lot at Wald, as well as the lost shared by VHEW and the Rec Center, will remain open.) In addition to closing the lot, the sidewalk on Highway 31 South from the Board of Education to the Walmart Neighborhood Market will be closed.
- Vestaview Lane – Paving work is complete. Road striping will begin soon, but the date is yet to be determined.
- Acton Road – Jefferson County Roads and Transportation is planning to clear and grade a portion of the property that lies across Acton Road from Lakeland Trail in order to improve intersection sight distance. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 8, 2018 and will involve the daily closure of the southbound lane from approximately 8:30am to 3:30pm. Work involving the one lane closure is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete. The lane closure will create substantial traffic delays. Please use alternative routes if possible.
City Sidewalk Pilot Project
- Green Valley Road – projected to begin 2018
- US 31 Pedestrian Bridge – ALDOT approval anticipated 2019 Conceptual design Location map
- Liberty Park Pedestrian Tunnel – projected bid 2018
- Altadena Valley Western Entrance – design complete, awaiting decision of Council
- Various public storm water management projects – projected to begin 2018
- Acton Road APPLE Grant (Feasibility Study) – in design phase
- Wald Park Master Plan – awaiting Community Spaces Plan approval by Council
- Crosshaven APPLE grant – for more information, visit www.bit.ly/Crosshaven.
- East Street Analysis and Planning – for more information, visit East Street Data Collection Summary.
Infrastructure & Community Spaces Plan
A Comprehensive Plan
The Infrastructure & Community Spaces Plan is a comprehensive proposal for improvements to a broad range of activities throughout the City of Vestavia Hills. This plan was initially based on the strategic drivers established in the 2015 Recreation and Athletics Master Plan:
- Reposition quality of life assets to reflect the Vestavia Hills brand and effectively recruit and retain families
- Elevate the quality of existing facilities to comprehensively serve the recreational interests of all members of the community regardless of age
- Increase the capacity of City athletic facilities to ensure that Vestavia Hills youth sports programs deliver a high impact and consistent experience that result in the athletic and personal development of all participants
The plan has since been expanded to include not only recreational facilities, but also community infrastructure improvements.
During a series of public meetings, stakeholders were encouraged to complete surveys for each of the proposed Infrastructure & Community Spaces Plan components. Upon completion of stakeholder meetings, along with input from various City staff and boards, TCU presented their suggestions during the January 18-19, 2018 Council work session. Specifics for each area of improvement can be accessed at TCU Community Spaces Plan. Citizens and stakeholders are encouraged to comment on the plan components by clicking on “Community Spaces Plan questions and comments” at https://vhal.org/vestavia-hills-listens/. Following is a summary of the major plan components and the estimated cost for each:
Road Capacity & Sidewalk Improvement Project: $4,611,000
- Crosshaven Drive
Sidewalk Installation: $2,500,000
- East Street; Cahaba Heights Road, Commercial Area Connectivity; and Rocky Ridge Road, Commercial Area Connectivity
Road Paving: $2,200,000
- 20 miles of poorly rated streets
Stormwater Infrastructure Improvements: $550,000
Refinance Gold’s Gym Property: $8,900,000
Community Spaces Plan Implementation:
- Wald Park $15,429,766
- Cahaba Heights $7,398,815
- Community Building $15,270,390
- New Merkel House $500,000
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST: $57,359,971
- October 15, 2018: Design considerations for the Cahaba Heights Athletic Fields and the Community Building were presented and discussed during the City Council work session.
- September 24, 2018: Ordinance Number 2801 – an Ordinance accepting a bid for the Wald Park Initial Site Package – was approved by unanimous vote of the City Council. Site work at Wald Park will commence this week.
- September 17, 2018: Design considerations for Wald Park were presented and discussed during the City Council work session.
- August 20, 2018: TCU CSP Projects Report – July 2018 presented during City Council work session
- May 14, 2018: The corporate office of Gold’s Gym initiated conversations to reach an agreement for the early termination of the lease contract on property located at 1090 Montgomery Highway, effective June 30, 2018, with a termination payment to the City of Vestavia Hills in the amount of $510,000. The Mayor and City Council approved Resolution 5051, authorizing the City Manager to execute and deliver this full and final settlement agreement, release and lease termination for the Gold’s Gym property. As a part of the Community Spaces Plan, Gold’s Gym will become the new Community Building and will have nearly 90,000-sf of space for people of all ages to utilize for senior programming, arts & crafts, dances, basketball games, etc. This Community Building is just a small part of the overall plan to renovate and replace aging infrastructure and facilities city-wide.
- April 16, 2018: The City of Vestavia Hills has been awarded a grant from ALDOT (TAP 2018) for $280,000. The grant’s purpose is to construct a sidewalk/trail connection from Gold’s Gym to Wald Park. For additional details of the grant application, along with Governor Ivey’s award letter, visit TAP Grant – Sidewalk Connector. This grant furthers efforts to fully integrate City facilities along Highway 31.
- April 9, 2018: The City Council voted to approve 1% sales tax and 3% lodging tax increases. To access meeting minutes or to view the archived meeting video, visit Current Agendas & Agenda Packet.
- April 3, 2018: Town Hall Meeting Presentation
- January 18, 2018: TCU CSP Plan
- June 12, 2017: City Council approved Resolution 4951 authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to execute and deliver a contract for the implementation stage of the Community Spaces Plan for a program manager (TCU).
- TCU Consulting Services, the program management firm hired by the City, conducted a series of public meetings over the course of many months in 2017 to gather stakeholder input. Click to view any of the archived Meeting Videos. Be sure to click “VIDEOS” in the menu at the top of the page and enter username: firstname.lastname@example.org; password: VestaviaHills1032
- Introduction to the Community Spaces Plan, Tommy Dazzio 2016
- Printable version of this Executive Summary
- Video of Town Hall Meeting kick-off November 15, 2016
- Community Spaces Plan Presentation PowerPoint November, 2016
- 2015 Recreation and Athletics Master Plan
- More Parks and Recreation Studies and Assessments
- Organizational Meeting Minutes
- Community Spaces Plan November 2016 presentation