Originally Posted by bystander1
Well, it couldn't hurt any worse.
I'd say it could. And of course, we know that my opinion is fact.
I've never understood why we're in such tizzy to make it easier and faster for people get through, get out, and go around. Is the Montgomery outer loop actually going to ADD to the city? Or just make it easier to avoid?
I've driven 78 to Jasper for years.... When I was a kid, it took about 5 hours, with interstate construction in Bham, and even after I-65 was completed there was the adventure of going from 65 to 20/59 at malfunction junction then trying to cross 4 lanes of traffic in less than a mile to make the 78/Arkadelphia exit.
78 was a fun hour though. The fake cop in Sumiton, Uncle Mort's, that Ice Cream stand/hamburger joint just as you crossed the Black Warrior, the Green Top BBQ and Wesley's Boobie Trap... ok, well I never stopped at that one.
But now, 5/old 78 is a literal ghost town. and nothing is popping up on 78/future 22.
Yes, it only takes me 2 hours from my house to Smith Lake, but is it worth it?
a solution for the Black Belt, but nobody is willing to take the draconian steps required.