Bridges In Downtown Birmingham To Be Closed For 14 Months

(Last Updated On: January 6, 2018)


Trucking companies fear driving time through Birmingham could double or even quadruple when the Alabama Department of Transportation closes the Interstate 59/20 bridges for demolition and replacement next fall.

As Birmingham’s city center represents the largest concentration of jobs in Alabama, the closure of the bridges is expected to cause longer travel times for motorists and additional headaches for people driving in or near downtown over the next few years.

When the I-59/20 Central Business District bridges close, ALDOT said commuters can use Interstate 65 to drive through Birmingham and I-459 to get around the city. AAA Alabama is also recommending motorists use I-459, if possible, once the bridges close.

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