North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

September 30, 2013

Gov. Robert Bentley to make "major transportation project announcement" Tuesday in Gardendale

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

GARDENDALE — Gov. Robert Bentley has scheduled a press conference in Gardendale for Tuesday afternoon for what a press release called a "major transportation project announcement."

The statement did not give any hint as to the topic to be discussed, but an announcement about an upcoming phase of the Northen Beltline project is a distinct possibility.

Interstate 422, the route number for the proposed freeway that would loop across the northern portion of the metro area, would link I-59 near the Trussville area with I-20/59 in Bessemer, near that highway's interchange with I-459. The proposed route would take the new road through Brookside, Mount Olive, Morris, Kimberly and Pinson.

Bentley's press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Gardendale Public Library.