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Planned Lane Closures on I-59/20 SB to set Beams Across the Interstate, in Birmingham

Posted on: February 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm


February 20, 2018




Planned Lane Closures on I-59/20 SB to set Beams Across the Interstate, in Birmingham

As Construction Continues on the CBD Project


BIRMINGHAM – Wednesday, February 21st and Saturday, February 24th, weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close I-59/20 Southbound from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., just east of the I-65 Interchange.  This closure includes access to the ramp to I-65 Southbound from I-59/20 Southbound.  The closure is necessary to set Beams across the Interstate.


All traffic will be diverted to I-65 Northbound. For those wishing to travel to I-65 Southbound, a detour route will direct traffic to the 16th Street North Exit and then back on to I-65 Southbound.


If weather does not allow this closure to take place on either of these two days, the closure will be planned for the following day.


The lane closures will require the use of Law Enforcement Officers.


A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. 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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Linda Crockett


East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell