Residents want dead power pole fixed

Dead light poles in B'ham
Utility pole sign (Source: WBRC)
Utility pole sign (Source: WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Just off the Red Mountain Expressway, you'll find a memorial of sorts supposedly marking eight years since the death of a power pole.

Someone recently attached a sign that reads, "Laying dead here 8 years... Please fix". The old power pole has been on the ground for quite a while just off the 21st Ave S exit ramp.

Those who travel this area often agree with it.

"If it's been laying there. It kind of looks junky for the city," Ellis Terry said. Some drivers say this old pole speaks to the larger issue of lights being out around the city.

"They're either out of order or not turned on," another driver said.

Over the past year, we've taken you up and down our interstates showing you how widespread the lighting issues are. ALDOT is aware and has been sending letters to cites reminding them that interstate lights are their responsibility.

No word yet where the pole on the 21st Ave S ramp once stood. There is a nearby light that hangs over the Red Mountain Expressway.

"It might not be eight years but they are making their point. I mean there was a tragic accident not too long ago on 59 by the airport," another driver said.

"I would like to see the light come back up. I think it would improve the area," Ellis said.

The city is aware of the situation. We'll keep a checking on it.

If you have noticed an area that is not lit well or at all at night, please fill out the form below and submit it to us so we can collect a database of areas that need attention around central Alabama.

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