Birmingham City Council delays vote on opposing Highway 280 project

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham City Council delayed a vote on Tuesday to oppose the elevated toll road project to fix Highway 280.  

Mayor William Bell says he wants an opportunity to talk to Governor Bob Riley about concerns, including a lack of planning for transit, pollution, and driving businesses away.

Bell says he would like for Riley to increase a possible toll by a nickel, then using the extra 5 cents to fund mass transit.

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