Get Ready for Major Delays in Birmingham as Lane Closures Impact I-65 and I-59
Construction continues on the new I-65 and I-59 interchange in Birmingham, and crews will work to set beams for the new interstate.
Here's more from a press issue from ALDOT:
Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will continue a project to improve the I-59/20 and I-65 Interchange as follows:
Wednesday, March 14th and possibly Saturday or Sunday, based on construction conditions, ALDOT will close all lanes of I-65 Northbound just south of the Interchange and the I-65 Northbound Ramp to I-59/20 Southbound from 11 p.m. til 5 a.m. The closures are necessary to set Beams across the Interstate.
Detour routes will be in place on I-459 and on Tallapoosa Street (see attached).
The lane closures will require the use of Law Enforcement Officers.
A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. 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 additional information please visit our project website www.5920bridge.com and for traffic alerts and updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter @5920bridge.