Are you involved in the discussion?
Work on the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) proposal to alleviate congestion on highway U.S. 280 has been temporarily suspended. That plan includes a four-lane elevated toll road from I-459 to Eagle Point Parkway, with future options to expand to six lanes. The ALDOT has presented it’s plan to the areas that would be affected.
Rethink280, a local citizens’ organization started by the group Citizens to Save 280, has presented an alternative plan that the group believes would be more cost effective and preserve commercial areas and communities. Rethink280 has been presenting their plan in areas that would be affected by an overhaul of 280.
We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas on the future of this busy, vital thoroughfare. There are three ways to have your voice heard: leave a comment and vote in our online poll; post a comment on our 280 Living Facebook page; or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected responses received before April 15 will be published in the May issue of 280 Living.
For more information, Rethink280 has posted its plan at www.rethink280.org, and Figg Engineering has posted artist renderings of the elevated roadway at FIGG Engineering. Other key players in this discussion include the Alabama Department of Transportation and Business for a Viable 280.