I-59/20 Bridge Project Update

August 6, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY
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.

Listed below are the current City streets that are open/closed beneath the CBD bridges during the reconstruction of the bridges:

Open

  • 15th Street North
  • 18th Street North
  • 22nd Street North
  • 23rd Street North
  • 25th Street North (effective Sunday, August 11)*

Closed

  • 16th Street North
  • 19th Street North
  • Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. – between 9th Avenue & Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
  • 24th Street North (effective Sunday, August 11)*

*The Contractor plans to open 25th Street and close 24th Street on Sunday, August 11th.

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.

ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama. For traffic alerts and updates, please visit www.5920bridge.com, utilize the ALGO traffic app, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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