12th Ave. North Bridge Replacement Project Continues, in BirminghamPosted on: August 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm
August 14, 2016
12th Ave. North Bridge Replacement Project Continues, in Birmingham
JEFFERSON COUNTY –. Weather permitting, the construction project to replace the 12th Avenue North Bridge that spans over I-59/20 just north of downtown Birmingham will continue as follows:
The contractor for the above project is planning on implementing double lane closures for this coming week on the I-59/20 Southbound (WB) and Northbound (EB) roadways to remove formwork from the bridge deck and to hang utility encasement pipe underneath the bridge. This closure will be between the Tallapoosa Street (128 Exit) and the 31/280 Expressway (126A Exit).
- Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m. the I-59/20 southbound (outside) 2 lanes near Milepost 127.5 will be closed until approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 16;
- Tuesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. the I-59/20 southbound (inside) 2 lanes near Milepost 127.5 will be closed until approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday, August 17;
- Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. the I-59/20 northbound (inside) 2 lanes near Milepost 126 will be closed until approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, August 18;
- Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m. the I-59/20 northbound (outside) 2 lanes near Milepost 126 will be closed until approximately 6 a.m. Friday, August 19.
Rolling roadblocks will possibly be needed to hang utility encasement pipe above the roadway. If needed, it is anticipated that only 1 to 2 rolling roadblocks will be needed for any one night’s work and will occur between the hours of 11P – 3A.
State Troopers will be on duty to provide safety for the traveling public as well as the construction crew.
All other scheduled work at this time to be performed during the week will not require any interstate lane closures.
Work on this project will require the closure of the 12th Avenue North Bridge until the new bridge is complete (approximately June 2016).
A detour will be installed to direct traffic to use the nearby 31st Street North Bridge for access to 12th Avenue North and Vanderbilt Road while construction work is ongoing.
Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area. ALDOT thanks motorists for their patience during this construction to improve Alabama’s roadways.
ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.
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