Walk-in Design Public Hearing
Tuscaloosa East Bypass from I-20/I-59 to Jack Warner Parkway
Date: October 26, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Paul W. Bryant High School Gym
6315 Mary Harmon Bryant Drive
Cottondale, AL 35453
Here's your chance to "talk to the hand" folks. How many public hearings on this project does this make, and what changes has ALDOT made in response? Didn't they shift the M-bend bridges a couple of hundred yards one way or another in response to the public backlash? I honestly can't remember because it's been so long the details have sort of slipped out of the public consciousness. Of course that's part of the strategy. Do a quick little bit of behind the scenes backroom dealing, buy up some property, do some utility line work, hold a "public hearing", ignore the resultant uproar, let things settle down for a while. Repeat as necessary until project gets done...
Regardless, I will be there the full time allotted to the hearing, with lots of questions and opinions on the project. It will be interesting to see if they've assigned half-way accurate costs to this boondoggle, or if they're still trying to snow everyone. Come on out and let ALDOT know how you feel about this project consuming a minimum of 1/4 to 1/3 of ALDOT monies to be spent in Tuscaloosa County in the 2010 - 2014 time frame. Residents of Cottondale may want to know if their houses will be in the perpetual shadow of the dual bridges over Keens Mill Rd, Cottondale Creek or Hwy 11. Here's your chance to find out!