- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - An attorney for residents of Eufaula’s historic district has withdrawn a request for a judge to block the widening of U.S. 431 to four lanes through the iconic district.

Incoming State Auditor Jim Zeigler filed court papers Tuesday saying the residents were no longing seeking a preliminary injunction.

The state Department of Transportation is shaving three feet off the medians in U.S. 431 to widen it from two lanes to four. Three residents filed suit Jan. 5, contending the towns owns the medians and the state has no right to the property. The Eufaula City Council initially opposed the widening, but voted 3-2 on Jan. 7 to drop its opposition.

Zeigler said that negated his legal arguments. He said he hopes to find new legal arguments, but things look bad.

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