Five Points work nears completion

11.17.2008 by André Natta · → 4 Comments

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Street Renovation in 5 Points

Photo: Street Renovation in 5 Points. Josh Self/Flickr.

Be careful if you’re trying to get around in Five Points South this evening. A few blocks of the popular bohemian district in Birmingham’s Southside have been temporarily fenced off to vehicular traffic.

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford and city public works employees were spotted putting the final touches on the district’s recent street and lamp post renovation project earlier today.

Langford was seen being carted around by Birmingham police surveying the paving of 20th Street South. The work can be seen from 10th Avenue at 20th Street South up to Highland Avenue and includes parts of 11th Avenue, Magnolia Avenue, with the intersection being painted a bright red in preparation for the merchant association’s logo to be inserted.

After being accused of being a too much of a dreamer and scoffed at about his lofty plans for Olympic glory, Langford may have taken a step in the right direction with smaller but more visible projects like this. Let’s hope this strategy continues in the upcoming months.

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Josh Self
Josh Self

I need to get back downtown and check it out again. Thanks for the update Amanda!

joshself
joshself

I need to get back downtown and check it out again. Thanks for the update Amanda!

Amanda Dickerson
Amanda Dickerson

After negotiating the streets around Southside for the past few days, I must say it is looking good. My car's shocks will certainly be thankful.

Amanda Dickerson
Amanda Dickerson

After negotiating the streets around Southside for the past few days, I must say it is looking good. My car's shocks will certainly be thankful.