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I-59/20 Bridge Project Update, in Birmingham

Posted on: June 14, 2018 at 9:25 pm


June 14, 2018




I-59/20 Bridge Project Update, in Birmingham

(CBD) Central Business District Project – Phase II & Phase III

BIRMINGHAM– As construction continues in Birmingham to improve the I-59/20 and I-65 Interchanges, the Alabama Department of Transportation says drivers should expect delays this week.

There will be intermittent lane closures and ramp closures on I-59/20 Northbound and Southbound and I-65 Northbound and Southbound.

  • The Red Mountain Expressway ramp onto I-59/20 NB will be closed each night this week from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., as the contractor installs Girders for a new bridge.
  • The 6th Avenue North on ramp to I-65 NB will be closed Wednesday, June 13th, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and Friday, June 15th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Two lanes will be closed on I-65 NB Friday, June 15th, from 8 p.m. until noon Saturday.
  • The I-59/20 SB ramp to I-65 SB will be closed Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Friday, June 22nd, there will be a full closure on I-59/20 SB. All Southbound lanes will be closed from 12 a.m. until 3 a.m. am while the contractor pours a new bridge deck that will cross the interstate.

Please keep in mind that all construction plans can change due to weather and other factors. As always, use caution and obey the posted speed limits.

Message boards and all necessary traffic controls will be in place.


This work is a part of Phase II and Phase III of the I-59/20 Central Business District (CBD) Interchange and Bridge Replacement Project.


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 Operation to improve Alabama’s roadways.



ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama. For additional information please visit our project website and for traffic alerts and updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter @5920bridge.



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