From a NY Times story today, detailing the widespread slicing of communities when Interstates were built.
"The United States has a long history of highway projects dividing urban communities that dates back to the construction of the federal interstate highway system in the middle of the 20th century. In recent years, the idea of removing some of those roadways has gained traction in cities around the country, including Detroit, New Orleans and Syracuse, N.Y."
Montgomery is far from exempt from that impact.
Yet none of the initial federal funding came here.