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

Posted on: July 12, 2018

Upcoming Daytime Closures for CBD Bridge Project, in Birmingham

Posted on: July 11, 2018

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

Posted on: July 5, 2018

ALDOT Announces Ramps to Open, in Birmingham

Posted on: July 1, 2018

June Update

Posted on: June 27, 2018

Emergency Lane Closures for Bridge Deck Repairs, in Birmingham

Posted on: June 25, 2018

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

Posted on: June 22, 2018

I-59/20 Bridge Project Update, in Birmingham

Posted on: June 14, 2018

I-59/20 Bridge Project Update, in Birmingham

Posted on: June 13, 2018

59/20 Bridge Project, in Birmingham

Posted on: June 8, 2018


April Update

Posted on: April 25, 2018

The archive video for the April Public Information Update can be found on YouTube:

 


I-59/20 SB at I-65 Interchange RE-OPENED, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 11, 2018

REVISION

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

I-59/20 SB at I-65 Interchange RE-OPENED, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Department of Transportation announced today, Wednesday, April 11th, that I-59/20 Southbound at the I-65 Interchange has been RE-OPENED for the traveling public. These lanes were originally scheduled to re-open late Wednesda night.

 

“We are glad to announce this opening and we thank motorists for their patience during this construction”, says DeJarvis Leonard, East Central Region Engineer.

 

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

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us


I-59/20 at I-65 Interchange RE-OPENED SB, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

I-59/20 at I-65 Interchange RE-OPENED SB, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Department of Transportation announced today, Wednesday, April 11th, that I-59/20 Southbound at the I-65 Interchange has been to re-opened for the traveling public. These lanes were originally scheduled to re-open late Thursday night.

“We are glad to announce this opening and we thank motorists for their patience during this construction”, says DeJarvis Leonard, East Central Region Engineer.

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

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us

 

 


Planned Lane Closures on I-65 at the I-59/20 Interchange, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2018

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Planned Lane Closures on I-65 at the I-59/20 Interchange, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Department of Transportation announced today, that the 2 inside lanes will be closed on I-65 Southbound at the I-59/20 Interchange in Birmingham beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 8th. The lane closures are part of continued efforts to address the Emergency Closure of I-59/20 SB at this location.

In addition, planned overnight work may warrant these lane closures to extend past 6 a.m. on Monday, April 9th. Thus, heavy delays will occur for I-65 SB traffic approaching Birmingham during the morning rush hour.

Again, ALDOT thanks motorists for their patience and apologizes for the delays that may result.

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 additional information please visit our project website www.5920bridge.com and for traffic alerts and updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter @5920bridge.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us


Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB # 6 Update, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB # 6 Update, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Department of Transportation announced today, April 9, that

I-59/20 Southbound at the I-65 will remain CLOSED through at least Wednesday, April 11th. We will make an announcement on Tuesday or earlier if opportunity allows.

The Alabama Department of Transportation apologizes to the commuters and drivers in Birmingham. We are very disappointed in the performance of our contractor on this job and we are currently fining them an average of $500,000 per day during this closure.

While we are disappointed, we must focus on safety and we must require the continued closure of the roadway until we can be confident that drivers are not in danger. Safety is our paramount concern.

To area drivers:

PLEASE avoid the I59/I65 interchange if possible. Use alternate routes for your commute.

If you must travel in this area expect significant delays in all directions. If you must travel I59 Southbound from the Red Mountain expressway, you will be required to exit on to I-65 N then again exit at 16th street where you will cross over to I-65 Southbound and drive back south to the I-59 exit and merge back on to 59 S towards Tuscaloosa. There will also be a detour at the 18th street on ramp to I-59 Southbound. This ramp will remain will closed until this section of highway is complete.

Please see the maps below.  More updates will follow.

 I-65 North Detour

I-65 North Tallapoosa Detour

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 additional information please visit our project website www.5920bridge.com and for traffic alerts and updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter @5920bridge.

# # #

MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us


Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB # 5, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB # 5, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – Sunday, April 8th, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced that I-59/20 Southbound originally scheduled to re-open Monday, April 9th has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

I-59 Soundbound.is closed at the I-65 Interchange due to construction activities that occurred and created an unsafe condition. The I-65 ramps to I-65 Northbound and South will remain open.

Detour will be to use I-65 Northbound to 16th Street and then use I-65 South to return to I-59 Southbound

ALDOT will be making a statement in the next 2 hours.

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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MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us


Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB Update #4, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB Update #4, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – On Thursday, April 5th, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced that I-59/20 Southbound is closed at the I-65 Interchange due to construction activities that occurred overnight.  Ramps to I-65 Northbound and Southbound will remain open.

Detour will be to use I-65 Northbound to 16th Street and then use I-65 South to return to I-59 Southbound

The travelling public has never been at risk or in danger during this event.

While installing a Steel Girder there was a safety occurrence with the supports which created a potential concern.  An additional support is now being addressed.

ALDOT decided to close I-59/20 South at the I-65 Interchange in an overabundance of caution to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

The lanes are expected to re-open by Saturday, April 7th.  The contractor is working diligently with us to resolve this issue.

We are addressing this concern now and will keep the media and public informed of the status. We are requesting that the traveling public please pay attention to caution signs, message boards and other warning signs.

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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MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us


Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB Update, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 5, 2018

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB Update, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – On Thursday, April 5th, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced that I-59/20 Southbound is closed at the I-65 Interchange due to construction activities that occurred overnight.  Ramps to I-65 Northbound and Southbound will remain open.

 

Detour will be to use I-65 Northbound to 16th Street and then use I-65 South to return to I-59 Southbound

 

The traveling public has never been at risk or in danger during this event.

 

While installing a Steel Girder there was a safety occurrence with the supports which created a potential concern.  An additional support is now being addressed.

 

ALDOT decided to close I-59/20 South at the I-65 Interchange in an overabundance of caution to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

 

At this time, we do not have a time when we will re-open this section of the Interstate.  The contractor is working diligently with us to resolve this issue.

 

We are addressing this concern now and will keep the media and public informed of the status. We are requesting that the traveling public please pay attention to caution signs, message boards and other warning signs.

 

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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MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us


Expect Delays on I-65 SB, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Expect Delays on I-65 SB, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – On Thursday, April 5th, expect delays on I-65 Southbound at the I-59 Interchange due Rolling Road Blocks caused by construction activities earlier this morning.  The delays could affect the morning rush hour traffic.

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.

# # #

MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us


Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB, in Birmingham

Posted on: April 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2018

 

EMERGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

Emergency Closure at I-59/20 SB, in Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM – On Thursday, April 5th, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced that I-59/20 Southbound is closed at the I-65 Interchange due to construction activities that occurred overnight and created an unsafe condition. The I-65 ramps to I-65 Northbound and South will remain open.

Detour will be to use I-65 Northbound to 16th Street and then use I-65 Southbound to return to I-59 Southbound

More updates will follow.

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.

# # #

MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Crockett

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell

crockettl@dot.state.al.us