January 24, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I-59/20 Bridge Project Update
PHASE III CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT, IN BIRMINGHAM
(CBD) Central Business District Project
The Alabama Department of Transportation announces that construction crews have transitioned to close portions of I-59/20 through downtown Birmingham for Phase III of the I-59/20 Central Business District Bridge Project. This transition period includes three weekends of construction activities surrounding closures January 18, 2019 thru February 4, 2019.
The first weekend, beginning January 18th, ramp closures and mainline closures began.
SECOND WEEKEND / JANUARY 25-28:
- From 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m. Monday: Carraway Boulevard will be closed under the I-59/20 Central Business District bridges between Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and 11th Avenue North. See map below.
THIRD WEEKEND / FEBRUARY 3-4:
- Carraway Boulevard will be closed in the vicinity of the I-59/20 Central Business District bridges for completion of the demolition of the Red Mountain Expressway ramp to I-59/20 SB. Carraway Boulevard will re-open by 5 a.m., on February 4, 2019.
- FEBRUARY 4: 25th Street off ramp open to traffic.
Motorists are encouraged to use caution, obey the posted speed limits, adjust arrival/departure times, and use I-459 to go around the closures whenever possible. I-459 will be the most efficient way to avoid construction delays and bypass the closure. For local traffic, there will be signed detours along with increased presence of law enforcement, Alabama Service Assistance Patrol (ASAP) trucks, and wrecker service to ensure traffic flows as smoothly as possible.