ALDOT head answers Jeffco questions

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The new head of the Alabama Department of Transportation, John Cooper, met with some members of the Jefferson County Legislative Delegation and answered some questions on the minds of many in Birmingham on Monday.

Homewood Representative and Delegation Chairmman Paul Demarco wanted Cooper to give an update on area road projects. Cooper told the lawmakers construction should start next year on the first leg of the northern beltline.   

Cooper also told lawmakers that Governor Robert Bentley should make a final decision on which plan is the best to solution for grid-locked traffic on Highway 280.

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