(Avoiding) Gridlock at the Galleria
The Hoover police are doing their scout’s best to keep traffic moving around the Hoover Galleria tonight. I had to run down to Home Depot to pick up some material for a secret-Santa project at the house and, whoa nelly, it seemed like half of Birmingham had the afternoon off and was at the mall! By the time I returned their rental truck it was only worse. Some intersections had 4 Hoover police officers controlling traffic. None that I saw had less than 2 (one in the intersection and one at the corner triggering the lights). The lots were almost FULL and offramps were jammed.
But, fear not. There’s a way to SEE how bad it is LIVE and on the web, 24/7. ALDOT has nearby traffic cameras with streaming video… CLICK HERE for *all* of the publicly available cameras.
Want to see how Highway 31 is doing at the Galleria’s entrance?
CLICK HERE for the northbound camera looking past the McDonalds towards I-459
CLICK HERE for the southbound camera looking towards Highway 150