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Selma to Montgomery NHT 4 Broad Street Expansion Public Meeting
Selma, AL – The Selma to Montgomery NHT site is coordinating with the City of Selma to rehabilitate historic buildings located at 4 Broad Street and 2 Broad Street and expand the interpretive facilities of the trail. The rehabilitation proposes structural improvements at 4 Broad Street to provide universal accessibility, a theater for 100 people, exterior rehabilitation to the floors and roof, fire suppression, and enhancement to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system to support the improvements.
Both buildings are owned by the City of Selma and rehabilitation work is being completed via a Cooperative Agreement under the authority of the National Trail System Act 16 U.S.C. ss. 1246(h)(1). Congress appropriated Line Item Construction funds for the expansion in fiscal year 2017 and recently (2019) NPS staff selected a preferred alternative for the expansion.
A public meeting will be held on November 7 at the Selma Interpretive Center from 1:00-3:00. Trail and city personnel will give presentations on the proposed expansion project from 1:00-2:00 with questions and comments immediately after. The meeting will be followed by an open house of the Selma Interpretive Center from 2:00-3:00. The National Park Service encourages the public to attend this meeting to learn more about the planned project and provide comments. Comments may also be submitted at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/semosicexhibitexpansion2019 through November 30.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Directions to meeting location:
From Montgomery, AL take U.S. Hwy. 80 W. approximately 51 miles to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.
From Birmingham, AL follow I-65 S. and take Exit 212 to Clanton, AL. From Clanton take Hwy. 145 to Hwy. 22 and follow Hwy 22 for approximately 45 minutes to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.
From Atlanta, GA take I-85 S. to Montgomery, AL. Merge onto I-65 S. and turn off at exit 167 to U.S. Hwy. 80 W. Continue for approximately 51 miles to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.