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I-59/20 Bridge Project Weekly Update, in Birmingham

Posted on: July 5, 2018 at 4:45 pm


July 5, 2018




I-59/20 Bridge Project Weekly 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 this week on I-59/20 Northbound & Southbound and I-65 Northbound & Southbound.

  • I-65 Northbound will have a single left lane closure Friday, July 6th until Tuesday, July 10th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day for forming and pouring the barrier at two overhead signs.
  • Carraway Blvd. between Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. and 12th Avenue North will be closed each night next week, July 9th until July 13th, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. to remove the traffic tunnel and install the traffic signal.
  • I-59/20 Northbound will be closed between Red Mountain Expressway and 31st Street North on Thursday, July 12th from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to pour the bridge deck over the interstate.
  • I-59/20 Southbound between 31st Street and Red Mountain Expressway will have a double (right) lane closure throughout next weekend from 8 p.m., July 13th to 5 a.m. July 16th. to patch and repair the bridge deck.

Detour signs for all closures will be in place. 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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