Holland v. City of Alabaster
In Holland v. City of Alabaster, 624 So. 2d 1376 (Ala. 1993) the Court stated that "any private right of abutting owners is entirely and completely subordinate to the public right, and any invasion of the street in the way of private use can be justified only on the ground of public necessity." 624 So. 2d at 1378.
Holland also involved the vacation of a road by abutting landowners pursuant to 23-4-20; however, Holland held that there was no public necessity for closing the road and it did not address whether an abutting landowner seeking to have a road closed must comply with 23-4-2.