Report released on traffic chokepoints in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A non-profit organization that focuses on transportation research has found Birmingham to be the site of several traffic chokepoints. Officials at TRIP released their report, titled ""Alabama's Transportation Chokepoints: The Top 40 Chokepoints and Remedies for Relief," on Thursday morning.

Of the top 10 traffic chokepoints in Alabama, Birmingham has claimed seven of the spots. These places include two different sections of Highway 280 and two different sections of I-65.

TRIP suggests in the report that something be done to fix the congestion. They add that the situation will only get worse if it is not relieved.

Several officials from various agencies attended the meeting including the Birmingham Business Alliance, AAA and the Regional Planning Commission.

TRIP is based in Washington, D.C. More info can be found on them at tripnet.org.

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