Yes, but kinda expected given how things go around Birmingham/Jefferson County. Granted this isn’t the local government’s fault. I was waiting for something major to drop in regards to this project. In the words of Jerry Gergich from Parks and Rec, “Well it ain’t government work unless you do it twice.”That's incredible if true. Going to be some heads on the chopping block.
Under normal circumstances you only add 3 or 4 minutes or so to your drive through Bham. They have done a nice job and have provided several options.so, we'll be heading through b-ham from atlanta to i-22 in a few weeks. is it best to take 459 to 65 n and bypass i-20 thru downtown? or is it best to just suck it up and use the detours?
Can't believe I'm agreeing with this, but BIB's right. ALDOT really did a good job in what could have been a horrendous set of circumstances. It's a teeny bit inconvenient, but nowhere near what I thought it would be, especially if you can dodge rush hour. If you can do that, take the surface street detours.Under normal circumstances you only add 3 or 4 minutes or so to your drive through Bham. They have done a nice job and have provided several options.
If the navigation apps show a backup, just exit at the old Century Plaza, take 3rd Ave S into town and just keep on until it hits I65, get back on and head to I22.so, we'll be heading through b-ham from atlanta to i-22 in a few weeks. is it best to take 459 to 65 n and bypass i-20 thru downtown? or is it best to just suck it up and use the detours?
https://www.al.com/news/2019/06/600-i-5920-bridge-segments-installed-project-on-schedule-aldot-says.htmlal.com said:The last phase of the Interstate 59/20 bridge project is now about 65 percent complete and on track to be open to traffic by the March 21, 2020, deadline, Alabama Department of Transportation officials said.
About 600 of the 2,316 segments of the new interstate bridges have been installed; That’s a little more than one-quarter of all the segments that will comprise the new bridges, ALDOT East Central Region Engineer DeJarvis Leonard said
I know it is apples and oranges, but when the bridge on I-285 around Atlanta burned, the government showed what it can do if motivated to have a project done in a hurry.
That changes with Rebuild Alabama. The federal match amount is gone after this year from what I understand.Doesn't hurt that Georgia likely has a much better state tax revenue base and can fund things without federal money. In Alabama, you're getting the bare minimum federally funded implementation for many public works and services.
That is kind of the way I feel about Atlanta. I'll drive a long way around Atlanta to avoid the Atlanta metro area. It may take longer in the end, but much less stressful.This has nothing to do with the OP's thread, but went to visit my aunt in Montgomery this past Wednesday. I decided to make the drive on the backroads and avoid the Interstate. It probably took an hour longer, but it was stress free plus I got to go through some small towns in Alabama I had heard of but never had the chance to see.
Wait, Rebuild Alabama is making the problem worse?That changes with Rebuild Alabama. The federal match amount is gone after this year from what I understand.
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No. It means we aren’t reliant on the federal money. The state and county will have enough to not need the federal allocation.Wait, Rebuild Alabama is making the problem worse?