Langford’s proposing paving streets downtown

09.18.2008 by André Natta · → 9 Comments

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Photo: Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford sitting between City Councilors William Bell and Valerie Abbott during this morning’s press conference at the Burger-Phillips building downtown. Bob Farley/f8Photo.

We figured that since some of you are going to watch the mayor’s remarks online this afternoon about the civic center expansion (read: 1 p.m.) that you may want to know about some of the remarks Larry Langford made this morning during the unveiling of the recently remodeled Burger-Phillips Building in Birmingham’s city center (photos are coming). The issue – street paving.While making remarks at the event, Langford said that he’d let Councilors Valerie Abbott & William Bell, both present at the press conference, know that he would be bringing a proposal to the council within the next two weeks to re-pave all of the streets downtown. He informed those in attendance that the estimated cost would be approximately $27 million.

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7 comments
Amanda Holcomb
Amanda Holcomb

True true! My shockes are so out of whack after 2 years of driving on 10th and 11th Avenue by UAB.

Amanda Holcomb
Amanda Holcomb

True true! My shockes are so out of whack after 2 years of driving on 10th and 11th Avenue by UAB.

Kathy
Kathy

I totally agree Jules! Southside and the UAB area is absolutely atrocious. I'm tired of getting a front end alignment every few months because the roads are so bad to drive on.

Kathy
Kathy

I totally agree Jules! Southside and the UAB area is absolutely atrocious. I'm tired of getting a front end alignment every few months because the roads are so bad to drive on.

Jules
Jules

Truth is, this is something that actually needs to be done. If only Mr. Langford had the foresight to allocate $27 million to this before allocating it other useless funds. And here's to hoping that "downtown streets" include ones in Five Points South and UAB.

Jules
Jules

Truth is, this is something that actually needs to be done. If only Mr. Langford had the foresight to allocate $27 million to this before allocating it other useless funds. And here's to hoping that "downtown streets" include ones in Five Points South and UAB.

Dystopos
Dystopos

I think I can guess what Councilor Abbott's next question is.