The Town of West Point's new turn lane off of Alabama Highway 157 opened earlier this month, along with a new convenience store and gas station, and the town will be celebrating both openings with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 30.
The ribbon cutting is set for 11:30 a.m. at Dale's Market, located at the corner of Alabama Highway 157 and County Road 1242.
Following the ribbon cutting, the store will be giving free chicken sandwiches and pizza to guests, and the first 200 gas customers will receive a free t-shirt.
The Town of West Point was awarded with a Community Development Block Grant in December that covered the construction of a 1,434-foot deceleration and turn lane off Highway 157 to safely enable a safe flow of traffic in and out of the new development. The CDBG grant also provided $120,000 for the infrastructure needed for the construction of the new combination convenience store, gas station and fast-food restaurant at the intersection.
Gov. Kay Ivey’s office awarded the grant from funds provided to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administered the grant.