By signing this petition, you are registering your opposition to the construction of an elevated roadway on top of U.S. 280, as promoted by Progress 280. Your submission, along with all those who sign this petition, will be sent to both government and community leaders to raise awareness of the widespread opposition to the elevated roadway. Please use the \"Tell Others\" button above to let your friends and family know about this important petition.
Top Reasons To Oppose an Elevated Roadway on U.S. 280
1. Noise: Bridge designer Linda Figg wrongly asserts that the noise from current U.S. 280 is from stop-and-go commuter traffic that will be improved by the elevated road. The primary source of noise from U.S. 280 is the truck traffic that will still be at grade and not on the elevated road. The elevated road overhead will trap and exacerbate truck noise, further broadcasting it throughout adjoining neighborhoods.
2. Air: The Birmingham metro area ranks with Los Angeles in poor air quality according to the American Lung Association. In 2006, that group gave Jefferson County a grade of
This petition is sponsored by concerned citizens who wish to make known the widespread opposition that exists to the construction of an elevated roadway atop U.S. 280.
Please let all Progress 280 members, Figg Engineering Inc., and the Alabama Department of Transportation know that you DO NOT want an elevated roadway built atop U.S. 280.
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