Alabama
12:57 pm
Mon July 26, 2004

State Will Widen East Ala. Highway

Montgomery, AL – The state will spend 75 million dollars to widen U-S Highway 431 between Seale and Eufaula. The stretch of road in east Alabama was recently considered one of America's five most dangerous highways, according to Readers Digest. State transportation director Joe McInnes says the road narrows from four to two lanes in Russell County, but motorists usually don't slow down. There have been 28 deaths on the 16-mile stretch during the past decade. Thirteen of them have occurred during the past four years.