The Alabama Department of Transportation will begin an estimated million dollar project to improve traffic flow along Pelham Road for drivers on Jacksonville’s main highway. The department opened bids for a contractor to install metal posts for new technologically enhanced signals. According to Jacksonville City Administrator Jarrod Simmons, 80% of the project’s cost will be funded by the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, with 10% being covered by the city. Simmons says, the Department of Transportation will cover the remaining 10% and the city estimates the project to cost between $1 million and $1.3 million. The project will also bring new pedestrian crossing signals at intersections of Francis Street, Mountain Street, University Circle and Alabama 204.