February 28, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I-59/20 Bridge Project Update
(CBD) Central Business District Project
BIRMINGHAM–As construction continues in downtown Birmingham for Interstate Improvements, the Alabama Department of Transportation says drivers should expect delays.
The following closures will take place weather permitting, during the removal of the existing structures:
- Red Mountain Expressway to 59/20 NB will close, Thursday, February 28th from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for bridge girder erections.
- Carraway NB closure will become a single left lane closure tonight, February 28th or Friday, March 1st from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. to restripe the roadway and shift traffic.
- 23rd Street N will close between Rev. Abraham Woods and Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., Wednesday, February 27th thru Friday, March 8th, for CBD bridge demo.
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.