ALDOT says I-59/20 construction is ahead of schedule and we’ve got the photos to prove it (photo gallery)

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Aerial photo of downtown Birmingham on March 31, 2019. I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this week, several Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials reported that the I-59/20 bridges could finish sooner than expected.

The bridges between I-65 and Red Mountain Expressway were closed in January of this year. Construction of the new bridges are expected to last 14 months.

Big Bonus for Finishing the Job Early

 

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I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

According to ALDOT, the contractor for the I-59/20 Bridges project will be fined $250,000 for every day work on the project continues past March 21, 2020.

If the contractor finishes the project before  the deadline, the company will receive an incentive of the same amount per day for every day it can shave off the 14-month deadline, up to two months. The bonus would total $15 million.

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I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Get Your Updates

Make sure to check-in regularly with ALDOT’s 59/20 Bridge News and Updates. Bookmark  – https://5920bridge.com/news-and-updates/

Let’s hope the people working on the 59/20 Bridge project can continue to work ahead of schedule.

Meanwhile, be safe out there and enjoy the following gallery of photos by Bham Now’s Jon Eastwood and Pat Byington documenting the work happening downtown.. We have less than a year to go.

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Construction along the BJCC. I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
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Photo taken near Uptown. I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
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Multiple cranes. I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
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I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
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I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
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Aerial photo of downtown Birmingham- Elton Stephens Expressway and Carraway Blvd. on March 31, 2019. I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
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I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
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I-59/20 Bridge project in downtown Birmingham is ahead of schedule according to ALDOT. The project is due to be completed by March 22, 2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
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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.

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