Public involvement meeting to be held about proposed toll bridge

COLUMBIANA – Lay Lake area residents and others will have an opportunity to voice their opinions about a proposed toll bridge over the Coosa River at a public involvement meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The meeting will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Shelby County Arts Center’s Grande Hall multi-purpose venue, located at 105 West College Street in Columbiana.

A private developer has proposed the toll bridge project, which would connect Shelby and Talladega counties, at Shelby County 28 at Perkins Landing on the Shelby County side of the river.

Information will be available at the meeting about the proposed bridge and road improvements, with route illustrations and traffic projections.

Attendees will be able to submit public comment forms.

Those wishing to attend can do so at any point during the three-hour time frame.

For those unable to attend the meeting, feedback can be submitted online at ProposedTollBridge.shelbyal.com.

Also, documents provided by the developer will be available online on Friday, Feb. 7, at ShelbyAL.com/DocumentCenter/Index/318.

Comments should be submitted by 8 a.m. on Feb. 21.