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I-22 Connector to Front Burner

By Glenn Collins
Friday, September 30, 2011 | 4:09 AM

Gov. Robert Bentley and Bobby Taylor have an "open and frank" discussion regarding Crimson Casual Tuesday afternoon at the Chamber Conference Center.

"I will make [the HWY13 project] a priority of my administration," Gov. Robert Bentley told the Board of Directors of the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon. Bentley was in Haleyville on Tuesday as part of his "Road to Economic Recovery Tour." Earlier in the day he visited Kith. Bentley asked for the meeting and opened it saying he was "here to listen." Bentley said that he has always felt the West side of the state needed a major North-South highway and AL13 makes perfect sense. The Governor listened to presentations regarding industrial development, but the meeting kept curving back to the "I-22 Connector," another reference for ALDOT's State Road 13 Relocation Project.

Gary Warren (rear right) introduces two Haleyville natives to the meeting: Lyle Mitchell (in doorway) is a member of DPS's Dignatary Protection Unit and is assigned to the Governor; Rebekah (nee Caldwell) Mason is the Governor's Director of Communications.
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