Shoals Area Railroad Overpass in Colbert County Feasibility Study
The Shoals Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staffed by the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG) in cooperation with the Colbert County Commission and the Cities of Sheffield and Tuscumbia contracted with Volkert, Inc. to perform a feasibility study for a rail overpass in Colbert County. Volkert was tasked with selecting five (5) potential alternatives for a railroad overpass within the geographic area from the southeastern corporate limits of the City of Sheffield near Cox Boulevard to Second Street in Tuscumbia. Specific elements to be considered included existing and future traffic patterns, environmental impacts, and financial impacts. At the completion of the study Volkert will recommend an overall best alternative based on these considerations.