October 16, 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.
Weather permitting, beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 16th the I-59 southbound and I-20 westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane thru the mainline bridges (CBD) to repair minor damages from a truck fire that occurred earlier this year.
Also, the 31st Street on ramp, the Red Mountain Expressway N on ramp and the I-65 N exit ramp will be closed during this period.
All lanes should re-open by Sunday, October 18th.
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.