Trillion Dollar Highway Plans
= Multiple Bypass Surgery
a state by state list
High Priority Corridors
specified by Congress in 1991, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2012
NAFTA Superhighways
Corridors of the Future
J. Edgar Hoover Parkway: transportation surveillance,
mileage taxes, RFID & video tolling
Paving Appalachia:
Corridor A to X in AL, GA, MD, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
Alabama Nebraska
Alaska Nevada
Arizona New Hampshire
Arkansas New Jersey
California New Mexico
Colorado New York
Connecticut North Carolina
Delaware North Dakota
Florida Ohio
Georgia Oklahoma
Hawai'i Oregon
Idaho Pennsylvania
Illinois Rhode Island
Indiana South Carolina
Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
Kentucky Texas
Louisiana Utah
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan Washington, D.C.
Minnesota West Virginia
Mississippi Wisconsin
Missouri Wyoming

High Priority Corridor 6: United States Route 80 Corridor
Proposed I-14, proposed I-85, US 80
Meridian, Mississippi, to Savannah, Georgia.


High Priority Corridor 7: East-West Corridor
Route 72, I-565, Georgia 20, Route 411 to I-75
Memphis, Huntsville, Atlanta, Chattanooga

part of this is on Appalachian Corridor V


High Priority Corridor 10: Appalachian Regional Corridor X
US 78 upgrade into Interstate 22 - Mississippi to Birmingham, AL

under construction, mostly completed


High Priority Corridor 11: Appalachian Regional Corridor V
Batesville, MS to Chattanooga, TN: SR 6, SR 24, I-565, US 72


High Priority Corridor 28: Birmingham Northern Beltline
(Appalachian Corridor X-1)

The Birmingham Northern Beltline beginning at I-59 in the vicinity of Trussville, Alabama, and traversing westwardly intersecting with United States Route 75, United States Route 79, and United States Route 31; continuing southwestwardly intersecting United States Route 78 and terminating at I-59 with the I-459 interchange.

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Northern Beltline lawsuit asks for halt to work, alternatives

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Black Warrior Riverkeeper sued the Alabama Department of Transportation on Monday, charging the agency has failed to fully account for the environmental impacts of the planned 52-mile Northern Beltline and asking that work on the road be blocked.
Filed in U.S. District Court in Montgomery, the lawsuit contends that ALDOT has violated the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires an up-to-date evaluation of environmental impacts and identification of the most cost-effective and least damaging alternatives for projects funded with federal money.
"We are simply asking they follow the law and do the studies they are required to do," said Gil Rogers, senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, which represents the river group in the lawsuit.
ALDOT spokesman Tony Harris said, "ALDOT officials are just beginning to review the lawsuit, so it's still a bit early to respond with any comments."
The Northern Beltline would connect Interstate 59 near Clay to I-65, Corridor X and I-59/20, at its junction with I-459. Estimates put the price of the project at $4.7 billion to be spent over 25 years.


High Priority Corridor 45: United States Route 78 Corridor and Corridor X of the Appalachian Development Highway System

The United States Route 78 Corridor from Memphis, Tennessee, to Corridor X of the Appalachian Development Highway System near Fulton, Mississippi, and Corridor X of the Appalachian Development Highway System extending from near Fulton, Mississippi, to near Birmingham, Alabama. [I-22] [seems to be a duplicate of Corridor 10]



from: Smart Choices, Less Traffic: The 50 Best and Worst Transportation Projects In the United States, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign, November 2012

The Eastern Bypass is a 4-lane, 18-mile, $250 million project planned to bisect Hurricane Creek Park. The route will necessitate the construction of 5 bridges as it attempts to cross the Creek's unique M-bend. The bypass is intended to serve freight trucks. However, local residents fear the route will irreversibly damage the public park, displace hundreds of local residents, drastically alter noise and pollution levels, and divide communities. There is also concern over the effects of such a monstrosity on the flow and health of Hurricane Creek. Since the Final Environmental Impact Statement was approved in 1998, the 249-acre park was established to provide a natural outdoor experience for the public and to protect the spectacular M-bend. Turning the creek watershed into a trucking route will impact the residents who use it and cannot afford other forms of recreation. ALDOT held a public forum in March 2012 to announce their plans to pursue this project.


I-210 (numbered as another interstate) Alabama (link)
This is the original number approved for a proposed highway connecting I-65 to I-10 in Mobile. The 6.25-mile project was conceived decades ago; Alabama requested federal interstate funding in 1958. [20]
In 1980, the project was approved as Interstate 210. However, as public hearings and studies continued, local opposition helped stop the highway just short of I-10. [11] One of the early I-210 alternatives, a spur from I-65 ending at Bauregard Street, was selected instead; [20], and in 1987, the highway was renumbered I-165. [19] It opened in 1996.