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Old 05-16-2022, 09:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
I lived in Helena, AL from 2007 - 2014. My wife's 8.5 mile commute to Riverchase took 45 minutes. My 30 mile commute to Leeds took 1 hour and 20 minutes. The vast majority of that (both ways) was the drive from Helena to the 65 / 459 interchange.

There is no good way out of Helena - classic suburban sprawl without any sort of city planning or building out roads or infrastructure ahead of time.

EDIT: 29 minutes from Swan Island to Hillsboro today at 4:30 pm.

It isn't that surprising considering the Birmingham metro has about 25% of Alabama's population.
they actually fixed 65 now. they did a bunch of paving and widening out. its about 7 lanes wide on each side till about alabaster. its probably the fastest interstate section in all of the bham metro now. flows really great
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