Daily Archives: February 21, 2007

It would be a cinch

Riley urged to finish beltline

One thing that might do something about all the truck accidents would be if the I-459 loop around Birmingham were made complete by the northern (really, northwestern) beltline connecting Bessemer and Trussville. Over the last 20 years, 26 trucks have dropped steel coils on Birmingham-area interstates. A lot of these, including the most recent, are dropped on I-59/20 at one of the interchanges. With a loop, through truckers would be forced to go around the city.

Weird line in this story:

“Birmingham is the state’s largest city without a bypass loop.”

Well, of course it is, because it’s the state’s largest city. By far. Do they mean the nation’s? The South’s? Are they just brain-locked?

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