Expect evening delays on Highway 280 from May 17-19. Details.

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Highway 280 from the Hollywood Boulevard overpass. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

If you are traveling down Highway 280 this week in the evening and early morning from Mountain Brook to the Cahaba River, be prepared for some delays and look for alternative routes.

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, on Monday, May 17th, starting at 8:00 p.m., the agency will be performing Pavement Testing on State Route-38 (US-280) overnight until 4:00 a.m.  The work is expected to be conducted  at various locations between Hollywood Blvd. in Mountain Brook (Milepost 0.678) and the Cahaba River (Milepost 5.748) in Hoover from Monday, May 17th to Wednesday, May 19th.

Additional Details

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Traffic congestion on Birmingham’s Highway 280. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

If you travel 280 frequently, especially during rush hour, you usually have a “PLAN B” for traffic delays. It might be a good time to dust off those plans.

ALDOT is requesting motorists consider using alternate routes.  If you have to drive in the evening and early morning make sure to adjust your arrival and departure times. Also – observe work zone speed limits and use extreme caution. Let’s keep the folks working on our roads safe.  

Here is additional info about what is happening on one of Alabama’s busiest roads. 

  • Each evening between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. the right, center or left lane of SR-38 (US-280) eastbound and westbound will be closed, at various locations from Hollywood Blvd. to the Cahaba River.
  • At least one travel lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
  • All travel lanes will be re-opened by 4 a.m.
  • This work is scheduled to be completed by 4 a.m. on Wednesday May 19th.

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Be prepared Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia and Hoover. Visit  www.dot.state.al.us  for more details. 

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