April 8, 2020
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:
- Thursday, April 9th the I-59/20 westbound outside lane closures will begin at 7 p.m. until Friday, April 10th at 6 a.m. for pre-saw cutting for the planned Concrete Rehabilitation Repairs.
- Friday, April 10th the I-59/20 westbound outside lane will be closed from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday, April 13th for the removal and replacement of the planned Concrete Rehabilitation Repairs.
- Saturday, April 11th, at 3 a.m. the I-65 southbound ramp to I-59/20 westbound will be closed until approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11th. A detour for I-65 southbound traffic will be installed to exit off at Finley Blvd. as a detour to Arkadelphia Road where traffic can access I-59/20 westbound. The removal and replacement of the concrete repairs is being scheduled to minimize the amount of time the ramp closure will be needed. If the work progresses quicker than anticipated the ramp will be re-opened as soon as the completion of the repairs will allow.
- Beginning Saturday, April 11th at 7 p.m., I-59/20 eastbound lane closures will be needed from approximately Arkadelphia Road to near the downtown junction. This is required for the concrete rehabilitation saw cutting, removal and replacement. These closures are expected to remain in place until Wednesday, April 15th 6 a.m. This section will be monitored for impacts to the traveling public and lanes may be opened prior to Wednesday April 15th if warranted.
Detour signs will be in place where necessary. 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.
This work is a part 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.