Bankhead Highway (Graysville)

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Bankhead Highway (Graysville) is a section of Bankhead Highway, U.S. Highway 78 which runs north to south through Graysville, northwest of Birmingham.

Before it was widened in the 1960s, the four-lane highway previously narrowed to two lanes at Graysville, creating the Graysville bottleneck. Attention was brought to the need for the project in the Committee of Ways and Means of the Alabama Legislature on July 17, 1957 by Jefferson County's "adopted representative", Emmett Oden of Franklin County. When he asked about whether the bottleneck would be addressed in the upcoming round of highway improvements, Director Herman Nelson responded that acquisition of right-of-way had already begun. Along with projects to widen the highway in Walker County that were already underway, the result of the 11-mile project was a four-lane United States Route connecting Birmingham to Jasper.

Notable addresses (north to south)

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