Hoover to consider resolution supporting elevated lanes plan

Published 2:47 pm Friday, April 16, 2010

The Hoover City Council will consider a resolution supporting the Alabama Department of Transportation elevated toll lanes plan for U.S. 280 during the council’s April 19 meeting.

The resolution states the city supports the “progressive” plan because of “significant traffic congestion, which has had a negative economic impact.”

The resolution also states the city supports the plan because ALDOT is providing all the funding for the project. Total funding for the plan is expected to reach $800 million.

The elevated lanes would stretch from Eagle Point Parkway in Shelby County to Interstate 459 in Jefferson County. The express lanes would then be on ground level from I-459 until the Elton B. Stephens Expressway in Jefferson County.

The toll lanes, which could carry tolls of 20-25 cents per mile, could be accessed at certain points along the 10-mile route, including at Hollywood Boulevard, Green Valley Road, Dolly Ridge Road, Summit Boulevard, I-459, Valleydale Road and Eagle Point Parkway.