I-59/20 Bridge Project Update

April 2, 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.

The following closures will take place weather permitting, during the removal of the existing structures:

  • Red Mountain Expressway NB ramp to 59/20 NB will close Tuesday, April 2nd from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for the Bridge 23 deck pour overhead.
  • I-59/20 SB from Tallapoosa Street to the Carraway Blvd. Exit, will have a rolling road block operation Tuesday, April 2nd, Wednesday, April 3rd, and Thursday, April 4th, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day for RPM (Raised Pavement Markers) installation.
  • Red Mountain Expressway NB ramp to 59/20 NB will have a rolling operation Tuesday, April 2nd, Wednesday, April 3rd, and Thursday, April 4th, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day for RPM installation.
  • Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. between 9th Avenue and Rev. Abraham Woods will close Wednesday, April 3rd, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. to remove a crane.
  • 22nd Street N between 9th Avenue and Rev. Abraham Woods will close Wednesday, April 3rd 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. to remove a crane.

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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