County to fight Coosa River bridge pending stipulations

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Shelby County officials say unless certain stipulations are met, they will fight Talladega County&8217;s plans for a bridge across the Coosa River at Perkins Landing.

Talladega County has applied for federal permission on the project, Shelby County was notified Monday.

&uot;We are not categorically opposed to the bridge,&uot; said County Manager Alex Dudchock. &uot;If they meet our access application requirements we would not oppose it.&uot;

But Dudchock, County Attorney Butch Ellis and County Engineer Randy Cole, said Talladega County would need to apply for an access permit and meet infrastructure requirements in order for Shelby County officials to drop their opposition.

Among those requirements would be footing the bill for road improvements to accommodate additional traffic created by the project, including the completion of Alabama 145 from Wilsonville to Shelby County 28 and improvements of nearly six miles of Shelby County 28