Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Highway 431 Improvements to the South

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that "The project is the 16-mile, two-lane stretch roughly from Russell to Barbour County will complete the widening project and make travel in those parts much safer." Best case has the work completed by the Alabama DOT in 2008. I've driven that stretch and it is dreadful. While much of the road around here is safer than when I was a stripling there is still a need to improve 431. Locating the Big Box Mart and some of the new buildings in Roanoke such as the movie rental stores and the like along 431 has hardly made it "safer" due to congestion and folks pulling out suddenly and ... Great planning hardly I'd offer. Likewise, 22 can be a killer as well. The proper development does require good infrastructure such as solid roads. Peace ... or War!