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Mon 20/08/18

Weekly Project Update 8/20/18

2018-11-21T14:15:11+00:00August 20, 2018|

I-59/20 Bridge Project Weekly Update

August 20, 2018
(CBD) Central Business District Project – Phase II & Phase III

BIRMINGHAM– As construction continues in Birmingham to improve the I-59/20 and I-65 Interchanges, the Alabama Department of Transportation says drivers should expect delays this week.

There will be intermittent lane closures and ramp closures this week on I-59/20 Southbound, and I-65 Northbound and Southbound.

  • I-65 Southbound will have a single left lane closure between 3rd Avenue South and Green Springs Highway Monday, August 20th, Tuesday, August 21st, and Wednesday, August 22nd from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
  • I-65 Northbound will have a […]
Thu 16/08/18

Exit 126-B Planned Ramp Closure

2018-11-21T03:59:49+00:00August 16, 2018|


August 16, 2018

As Construction Continues the CBD Project

BIRMINGHAM – Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will continue a project to improve the I-59/20 and I-65 Interchange as follows:

  • Monday, August 20th for approximately one week or more the I-59/20 Southbound off-ramp (Exit 126-B) to 31st Street will be closed to install Drainage under the roadway.
  • The Contractor will also be switching the traffic into its final configuration and placing asphalt on the ramp and will finish the retaining wall.

A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is […]

Thu 17/03/11

Burying the Interstate

2018-11-21T15:40:09+00:00March 17, 2011|

Space Constraints
The greatest issue to overcome is space. While there is sufficient width between existing buildings for the road itself, the space is insufficient to accommodate full shoulders, or to actually dig the trench – working slopes would be required, causing the “dig” to get underneath numerous adjoining buildings, weakening their foundational support. Additionally, once completed, it would be impossible to expand the roadway at a future date to accommodate the capacity requirements associated with the projected 20-year traffic growth.

Utility Relocation
There are a total of 72 major artery utility lines running beneath the 6,600-foot span of the interstate, comprised of […]

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59/20 Bridge Hotline

Phone: 205-346-5080

Media Contact: Linda Crockett

ALDOT East Central Region
100 Corporate Pkwy Ste 450
Hoover, AL 35242

Phone: 205-327-4973