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?