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Yesterday, ALDOT sent out a flurry of tweets and texts about the latest street/road closures occurring over the next two weeks, including a major closure of the Red Mountain Expressway North ramp onto 59/20 Northbound in the late evenings till early morning.
Here is the latest from ALDOT:
The following closures will take place during the removal of the existing structures:
- 15th Street N between Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. and 12th Ave. will close Monday, February 11th through Saturday, February 23rd for CBD bridge demo.
- 24th Street N between Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. and Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. will close Tuesday, February 12th through Friday, February 15th for CBD bridge demo.
- I-59/20 SB exit to Carraway Blvd. & RME will close each night, Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 15th, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for girder erection.
- Red Mountain Expressway NB ramp onto 59/20 NB will close Wednesday, February 13th, Thursday, February 14th, and possibly Friday, February 15th, 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for girder erection.
All these closures may change depending on weather, which has been mixed at best – Birmingham had about an inch of rain this early morning.
News you can use
Taking into account the new detours – here is our story on the detours proposed by ALDOT.
On the lighter side of the Bridge closures – here is Bham Now’s Christine Hull’s suggestions on how to cope with traffic and detours.