Columbus Foundation Supports Saving Historic Eufaula

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EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) -- The Historic Columbus Foundation has joined an ongoing effort to prevent a road widening project in the eastern Alabama town of Eufaula.

Travelers heading through southeast Alabama to Florida Panhandle beaches have a four-lane road the entire way except for a half-mile stretch in Eufaula that narrows to two lanes and is filled with Southern mansions and giant oaks.

Now the town finds itself in a battle of Southern charm vs. traffic congestion as the state considers a plan to widen U.S. 431 and remove some trees.

Historic Columbus Executive Director Elizabeth Barker is asking the nearly 2,000 Historic Columbus members to sign an online petition for Save North Eufaula Avenue.

More than 3,200 people have signed the petition.

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