The list: Lane and ramp closures on Veterans Day and during the week in downtown Birmingham

Courtesy of ALDOT. Current Interchange plan

Got Veteran’s Day travel plans? Be prepared for potential delays and detours traveling through downtown Birmingham, beginning on the evening of Sunday, November 11th.

For motorists traveling through Downtown Birmingham on I-65 Northbound, I-65 Southbound, I-59/20 Southbound, Red Mountain Expressway, and Carraway Blvd, this Veterans Day holiday and week, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) released on Friday, November 9th, a list of lane and ramp closures.

Here is the list of closure and the work that is going to be performed:

Closure Sunday, November 11-12 – Red Mountain Expressway NB

The Red Mountain Expressway NB ramp onto I-59/20 NB will be closed Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for Barrier Rail Installation and Bridge Cap construction.

Closure Monday, November 12 – I-65 SB off ramp to 17th Street

The I-65 SB off ramp to 17th Street will be closed Monday, November 12th, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for Exit Cap Modifications.

ALDOT, Birmingham, Alabama, bridge, I-20/59, traffic
via Equipment World

Closure Monday, November 12-13 – I-59/20 SB Exit Ramp to Carraway Blvd

The I-59/20 SB Exit Ramp to Carraway Blvd. will be closed Monday, November 12th, and Tuesday, November 13th, while the contractor works on Overhang Jacks.

Closure Tuesday, November 13 – I-65 SB off ramp to 6th Avenue North

The I-65 SB off ramp to 6th Avenue North will be closed Tuesday, November 13th, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for Exit Cap Modifications.

Closure Monday, November 12-15 – Carraway Blvd. Northbound

Carraway Blvd. Northbound will close between 11p.m. and 5 a.m. each of the following nights, Monday, November 12th through Thursday, November 15th for Median and Island Demolition.

Birmingham, Alabama, 20/59, bridge, traffic, detour, ALDOT
Photo via Katie Baggett

ALDOT will have detour and speed limit signs out.  Be mindful, depending on the weather and other factors these construction plans can change.

Tip: Bookmark 59/20bridge.com

The 59/20bridge.com website has become our”go to” site for all traffic notifications concerning all the traffic construction through downtown.  We definitely recommend travelers bookmark this site.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.