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Old 02-22-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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ALDOT to begin construction on next phase of Montgomery's Outer Loop | al.com
To create atleast 3,000 construction jobs. Montgomery is growing.
http://www.wsfa.com/global/Category.asp?C=195969&clipId=5594507&topVideoCatNo =14994&autoStart=true (broken link)

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Good for Montgomery !
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I wish they provided a better idea of what the finished result will be. Is it just going to be a southern bypass like I-459 in Birmingham? I've never known a loop/bypass or beltline - even a half one not to be a three digit number.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I got the impression that it will be like I-459.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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What's this "next phase" business? Was the first phase ever finished?
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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This thing is in motion probably because of Hyundai and Thyssenkrupp. Increase in efficiency with moving product. Instead of going through congested I-65 in Montgomery you could hook up to I-85 and keep trucking. The completed project will eventually go through west Alabama and connect with I-20 at Mississippi state line. Expected completion in 25 years.
They have the funds.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Great new for Montgomery! Projects like these create huge amounts of jobs, and lots of economic development follows. Bham's money is also in hand for the northern beltline, and they said it would take about 22 years. I wish the state would try to cut that time in half for both the Bham, and Montgomery projects. I just wish it wouldn't take a quarter century to finish.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:32 PM
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Great for Montgomery I guess, but why not do something that would benefit both Montgomery and the entire Black Belt region by connecting I-85 in Montgomery to I-20 east of Meridian, MS? Alabama and Mississippi are the only 2 state capitals in America not linked by an interstate.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Birmingham's Northern Beltline cost estimate soars to $4.7 billion | al.com
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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Hate to rain on the parade here, but where is the money gonna come from to improve existing transportation infrastructure in this economic downturn?. Could the feds and ALDOT save the taxpayers some money by making both the Northern Beltline and Montgomery's outer loop toll roads?.
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