Rebuild Alabama

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SUPPORT GOVERNOR KAY IVEY’S BILL TO REBUILD ALABAMA.

Traffic in metro areas costs drivers an average of $450 a YEAR.
MORE THAN 280 PEOPLE DIED LAST YEAR DUE TO SUBSTANDARD ROADS.*The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that one-third of all traffic fatalities occur because of a deficient roadway feature.
THE ROAD TO OUR FUTURE MUST BE PAVED.

Every day, every single Alabamian is affected by the lackluster and deteriorating conditions of our roads and bridges. The statistics are astounding and the costs continue to mount in the form of lost opportunity, lost time, and most importantly, lost lives. And once you learn the facts, you’ll definitely agree, too. Governor Kay Ivey’s infrastructure improvement bill is what’s required to fix these problems and Rebuild Alabama.

OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES WON’T FIX THEMSELVES

Safety

When you and your loved ones hit the road, safety is a top priority. Unfortunately, it’s also a higher risk. In the state of Alabama, there were 1,089 traffic fatalities in 2016 alone, and a third of those were caused by deficient roadways. That amounts to one person killed every day. In fact, Alabama drivers are more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than drivers in 44 other states. When lives are on the line every day, there’s no excuse for avoiding the issue.

Future

Yes, Alabama’s roads are in bad shape right now—but what about the future? If our highway infrastructure continues to pale in comparison to the rest of the country, what does that mean for Alabama? Truth is, highway accessibility is a top priority for economic developers looking to bring new business and industry to our state. Without a stronger network of roadways throughout the state, our local economy will take the hit in the coming years, and that means thousands of jobs disappearing.

Responsibility

Here in Alabama, we take care of each other. It’s in our nature. And right now, we all need each other to give this issue a good look and come to the right conclusion. Because we’re underfunding it, and it’s taking a toll on our quality of life. The last time we increased our road and bridge funding, the year was 1992. The issue has come up since then, but we’ve never agreed on it. But the time to do it is now. We can’t kick the can any longer.

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