AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - If you've driven down South Donahue Drive in the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed a musical hum coming from the road.
The War Eagle Road isn't the first musical road in the world, but it's the first of its kind. Other musical roads dig grooves into the road, which damages the surface and wears down more quickly. The War Eagle Road, however, was applied on top of the road, meaning it doesn't damage the surface and should last longer.
Auburn graduate Tim Arnold had the idea for the road five years ago. The design process began in fall 2017. The road officially opened on October 24 and has been a hit with Auburn fans. "It's been most fun to see people wanting to drive back to Auburn just to drive on this road," he said.
Once the design and manufacturing process was complete, the musical road took a swift 90 minutes to apply to South Donahue Drive.
The road will definitely be up for the remainder of football season. But, Arnold hopes it stays up longer than that. "We hope that Auburn loves it and wants to keep it here forever," he said.
The material for the road is expected to last 4 to 8 years.
"People just giggle going over it and that's exactly what it's supposed to do. Make people happy," Arnold said.