Re:Vision 20|65 was born out of the concerns of neighbors frustrated about the illegitimate process which led to a poorly-designed access plan for the Highway 20 corridor between Wilson Street and I-65. The plan was specifically designed to serve a now defunct Bass Pro Shop development. This plan was repackaged and submitted for Federal funding by the City of Decatur without the proper input of neighbors, commuters, or affected property owners.
Additionally, the proposed plan does not address the real issues of congestion, which are west of the proposed interchange at Highway 20 and Bibb Garrett Road. The congestion is caused by the one lane west bound bridge over Highway 31 and by the traffic lights at the south end of the river bridge. The congestion will be worse with the impending six-laning of I-565 to I-65.
A group of local landowners has filed a lawsuit against the City of Decatur, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to require them to conduct a proper and legal process in hopes of coming up with a new plan to address the actual needs of the corridor between Hwy. 31 and I-65, for safety and for residential, commercial and recreational development.
We would like to invite you to be a member of this coalition, which is calling for our local elected officials to Re-Engage with affected stakeholders, to complete a Revision of the plans for the entire corridor from Wilson Street to I-65, and to help create and promote a New Vision for the Limestone County portion of Decatur through 2065 and beyond.
Will you join us? We are asking for no money, just the ability to count you among our supporters as we seek to get the City of Decatur and other entities to realize we have only one chance to get this right.
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