Barber Boulevard

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Barber Boulevard (previously known as Mary Buckelew Parkway) is a 2.7 mile 2-lane road in unincorporated Mount Olive and the city limits of Gardendale in northern Jefferson County which connects U. S. Highway 31 to Interstate 65's exit 275 and to Mount Olive Road near the Mount Olive Landfill. The road, opened in 1995, was named after then-Jefferson County Commissioner Mary Buckelew, who was instrumental in getting the funding to build the road.

In 2012, county commissioner Joe Knight announced plans to re-name the road, partially due to Buckelew's 2008 guilty plea to obstruction of justice charges, and in light of future planned development nearby for the relocation of Dewey Barber Chevrolet from Warrior, and the portion of the road the dealership is on was annexed into Gardendale. That renaming took place in 2013 and the dealership opened that August.

References

  • Wright, Barrett (June 20, 2012) "Knight wants to trash Buckelew's street honor." The Birmingham News
  • McCarty, Susan A. (August 3, 2013) "Dewey Barber Chevrolet in Gardendale now open." The Birmingham News