Repair Work to Close Green Springs Avenue Bridge in November

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Repair Work to Close Green Springs Avenue Bridge in November

BIRMINGHAM, AL –  The Green Springs Avenue Bridge will be closed to undergo needed repairs beginning Monday, Nov. 5.

The route is tentatively set to reopen in March 2019.

The project will correct the way the bridge meets the road. The bridge sits over a set of railroad tracks and because of the bridge’s location and width, engineers have determined that it is best to close the bridge to correct the road issue. The bridge is to the right of exit 258 if you are traveling south on I-65.

There is a change in elevation when the bridge meets the road, which needs to be corrected. The current bridge/road situation has caused drainage issues and a bumpy ride for motorists when crossing the bridge. The improvement project will allow for better movement and more adequate drainage. This portion of Green Springs Avenue must be fully closed for improvements because the street is too narrow in the area to safely make improvements. No side roads will be closed during the project.

To be clear, this is not the interstate overpass.

The work is being overseen by the city’s Department of Planning, Engineering and Permits (PEP) and construction handled by a contractor. Text BHMTRAFFIC to 888-777 to receive regular updates on the road work.

Motorists are encouraged to review the recommended detours:

From SW side of road closure to I-65 & Downtown:

  • Green Springs Avenue SW
  • Straight to stay on Denison Avenue SW
  • Right on Martin Luther King Jr Dr
  • Right on 6th Avenue SW and continue straight to downtown
  • Right on 11th Street S
  • Right on to I65 NB ramp, or right on University and left on to I65 SB Ramp

From SW side of road closure to I-65 & Homewood:

  • Green Springs Avenue SW
  • Straight to stay on Denison Avenue SW
  • Left on Martin Luther King Jr Dr
  • Straight to stay on Montevallo Rd SW
  • Left on West Valley Avenue
  • Left on to Green Springs Hwy to I65 NB ramp or downtown, or right on to Green Springs Hwy to Oxmoor Rd I65 SB ramp
  • From NW side of road closure to I-65 & Downtown:
  • Green Springs Ave SW
  • Left on Green Springs Hwy
  • Straight on University Blvd
  • Right on to I65 SB ramp, Left on to I65 NB ramp, or continue straight to downtown

From NW side of road closure to I-65 SB & Homewood:

  • Green Springs Ave SW
  • Right on Green Springs Hwy
  • Right on Oxmoor Rd to I65 SB ramp