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Old 01-20-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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It is about time this thing gets going, although I still think a full beltline is not necessary.


I-459 wasn't NEEDED either. (and still isn't if you live in Dothan)

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Old 01-20-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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A full beltline would be AWESOME! I would love to avoid downtown B'ham when I do not have business there.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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I will say the same thing as I've said for years, this is not needed. I worked in transportation planning in this region for years and can say this...
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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lol
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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i will say the same thing as i've said for years, this is not needed. I worked in transportation planning in this region for years and can say this...
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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I will say the same thing as I've said for years, this is not needed. I worked in transportation planning in this region for years and can say this...
With that logic a lot of roads should not have been built.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Well you're supposed to wait until they are needed.

Then by the time you are done planning it, it becomes desperately needed. And by then the right of way becomes prohibitively expensive or impossible to secure. Hoards of NIMBYs rise up to storm your castle with torches. Then if by some stroke of luck you do get your now heavily compromised plan completed it is overbudget, underfunded, behind schedule and inadequate because traffic has increased to the point that it is already overtaxed and obsolete.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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It begins.
Northern Beltline construction scheduled to begin Monday | AL.com
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Lots of action as work continues.
Northern Beltline construction continues, heavy equipment moving lots of dirt (photos) | AL.com
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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One of the main reasons the Northern Beltway is a bad idea is the fact it lacks funding. I was one of the planners whom worked on the 5-year update of the regional transportation plan and aside from the portion ALDOT is shoving down the throats of the residents and landowners in the Pinson area, there is no actual long-term funding source allocated locally (state) or federally for the project. Secondly, the environmental assessment conducted has shown how haphazardous the proposed alignment will be to the headwaters of the Cahaba River. Additionally, if you are familiar with the history of northern Jefferson County then you would know of how many abandoned mines (capable of causing more sinkholes) are located in a huge chunk of that area. USX are the main benefactors of this type of encouragement of further sprawl of the Greater Birmingham area, and they can careless about what happens after they have made their profit after selling the land to any developer. Finally its alignment, especially the eastern portion connects to nothing. If a northern beltline project should've been done it would have connected with both ends of the existing I-459.
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