Fri March 04, 2011 - Southeast Edition Construction Equipment Guide
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) A new estimate shows that Birmingham’s 52-mi. (83.7 km) Northern Beltline will cost $4.7 billion to build.
The Alabama Department of Transportation said the new estimate was developed in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, which is asking states to review major projects to account for cost overruns.
The previous estimate for the beltline was $3.4 billion in late 2009.
Proponents say the cost jump points to the need to get the beltline built as quickly as possible.
Opponents say the new price tag should prompt a re-evaluation.
Plans call for the new freeway to branch off Interstate 59 near the Jefferson-St. Clair County line and arc across north Jefferson County, crossing I-65 north of Gardendale and then dropping southwest.
Construction Equipment Guide
470 Maryland Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Construction Equipment Guide covers the nation with its four regional newspapers, offering construction and industry news and information along with new and used construction equipment for sale from dealers in your area. Now we extend those services and information to the internet. Making it as easy as possible to find the news and equipment that you need and want.
Contents Copyrighted 2022, by Construction Equipment Guide, which is a Registered Trademark, registered in the U.S. Patent Office. Registration number 0957323. All rights reserved, nothing may be reprinted or reproduced (including framing) in whole or part without written permission from the publisher. All editorial material, photographs, drawings, letters, and other material will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes and are subject to Construction Equipment Guide’s unrestricted right to edit and comment editorially. Contributor articles do not necessarily reflect the policy or opinions of this publication.