Governor, lawmakers and officials to meet over Highway 280

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - One of the state's most heavily travelled highways will be the focus of state meeting Monday in Birmingham.
     
Governor Bob Riley, state lawmakers from Jefferson and Shelby counties as well as state transportation officials will meet at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the future of Highway 280.

After much discussion, there appears to be plans on how to ease traffic on 280. The new highway would mix two previous plans. It would add elevated lanes to part of the highway. And put express lanes from 459 into town. Also, it would be paid for by making the new lanes a toll road.