News | March 12, 2013
Birmingham City Council Hosts Debate on Controversial Northern Beltline Project
The Birmingham City Council hosted a March 13 debate to hear from opponents and proponents of the proposed Northern Beltline, a 52-mile bypass north of Birmingham. One of the opponents of the controversial plan that presented t is SELC, which has raised concerns about the impact the project would have on Birmingham’s air and water quality, particularly the headwaters of the Black Warrior and Cahaba rivers. In addition to environmental concerns, the project is under scrutiny for its $4.7-billion price tag, which would make it the most expensive road project in Alabama’s history.