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.
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.
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