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History of US Highway 84 in Southwest Alabama, and proposed changes

  Thursday, February 10, 2005

History of US Highway 84 in Southwest Alabama, and proposed changes

The Clarke County Democrat features an interesting article about Hwy 84 across SW Alabama, with a map of proposed changes for four-laning.

- Mississippi line to west side of Tombigbee River, 22.5 miles. Work on this section was done in 1954, 1959, 1964 and 1965.(...)

- From beginning of four-lane to intersection of Alabama 295 (Old Highway 43) in Grove Hill, 2.704 miles. Completed in 2002. (This is the new bypass. The work was started while Grove Hill resident Jimmy Butts was director of the Alabama Department of Transportation.)
- Intersection of Alabama 295 to east city limits of Grove Hill, .965 miles. Completed in 1947 and 1966. (This is the only portion of the route that was four-laned for years.)
- East Grove Hill city limits to Clarke/Monroe County line near Gosport, 14.945 miles. Work completed in 1947.
- Clarke/Monroe County line east to west end of Alabama River Bridge near Claiborne, 3.5 miles. Work done in 1947, 1974 and 1985.(...)

Alabama Department of Transportation Director Joe McInnes has said there are no immediate plans to four lane the route. Study funding has been provided for the highway from Evergreen to Monroeville. Work to improve the highway continues east of Andalusia.

Make sure to check out the full article for interesting information on this essential lifeline through our area.
Feel free to leave comments below with your opinions pro and con about 4-laning parts of Hwy 84.

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