I-59/20 Bridge Project Update and Lane Closures

Below is the latest press release from ALDOT on the I-20/59 project and upcoming lane closures.


June 13, 2018


I-59/20 Bridge Project Update, in Birmingham

(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. 

While there are no current plans for full interstate closures, there will be intermittent lane closures and ramp closures on I-59/20 Northbound and Southbound and I-65 Northbound and Southbound.

  • The Red Mountain Expressway ramp onto I-59/20 NB will be closed each night this week from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., as the contractor installs Girders for a new bridge.

  • I-65 NB ramp to 59/20 NB will be closed Wednesday, June 13th, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. to bolt steel girders.

    • Traffic will be detoured to the 16th Street exit to get back on I-65 SB and exit to I-59/20 NB on the other side of the closure.

  • The 6th Avenue North on ramp to I-65 NB will be closed Wednesday, June 13th, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and Friday, June 15th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

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.

Message boards and all necessary traffic controls will be in place.

This work is a part of Phase II and Phase III 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 additional information please visit our project websitewww.5920bridge.com and for traffic alerts and updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter @5920bridge.


Linda Crockett


East Central Region

205-327-4973 Office

334-850-6726 Cell