59/20 update: 25th Street between Abraham Woods Blvd. and Arrington Blvd, closing for 2 months

59/20 Bridge from 25th Street North
View of 25th Street North on the corner of Abraham Woods Blvd looking North. The street which provides access to 20/59 eastbound will be closed for 2 months. Photo taken on May 27, 2019, by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Be ready Birmingham for a new I-59/20 road closure that begins the morning after Memorial Day and will last approximately 2 months.

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation‘s (ALDOT) latest weekly update, on Tuesday, May 28th at 7 a.m., 25th Street North between Rev. Abraham Woods and Richard Arrington Blvd. will be closed for approximately 2 months to erect bridge segments.

59/20 eastbound

This particular street (25th North) provides a direct route to a ramp that enables motorists to access I-59/20 eastbound.  Motorists will now face a detour at Abraham Woods Blvd. and 25th Street North.

Here is the detour map published by ALDOT.

This new two month road closure will cause additional congestion in the area. As a result, ALDOT encourages motorists  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.

If there is a silver lining, the road is closed while nearby Phillips Academy (enrollment 700+ students) is out for the summer.

59/20 Bridge replacement
View of the portion of 25th Street North that will be closed looking North. The street which provides access to 20/59 eastbound will be closed for 2 months. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

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To stay up to date on the latest traffic,  ALDOT has its own  app you can download for free, or you can check out Algo Traffic in your favorite browser. It provides live traffic camera feeds, updates on Alabama roads, and access to exclusive ALDOT information such as message sign readouts, incident and construction information, and current road congestion levels.

Along with traffic updates, you can get the latest I-59/20 updates at the 5920bridge.com website or call ALDOT hotline at 205-346-5080.


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