Late last night, like many of y’all, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed reading way too much news when up popped a gorgeous video of the new lights under the I-59/20 bridges running through downtown. Imagine my delight when I realized it was done by my incredibly talented Bham Now coworkers Matthew Niblett and Nathan Watson. Find out more of the backstory on the project and the next steps here. Plus, watch the video below.
Last week, on social media and their website, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) released alternative routes and detours motorists can take once the final phase of 59/20 Bridge replacement project begins in the Central Business District this January.
Got trick or treat plans this Halloween evening? If you normally use Red Mountain Expressway North to I-59/20 Northbound to travel home in the afternoon, be prepared to take an alternative route today and until further notice. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is closing the heavily travelled road at 4:00pm today, October 31 for bridge construction purposes.
There’s a lot of taxpayer money being spent on cleaning up after litterbugs in the Birmingham and Jefferson County areas so ALDOT (Alabama Department of Transportation) has launched the Trash Costs Cash campaign that is aimed at preventing people from dumping litter on neighborhood streets and major roadways.
This Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., the Cahaba River Society hosts a free documentary showing (it’s short!) and Q&A at Avondale Brewery in Birmingham. This sneak peek screening is intended to raise public awareness about the potential impact of a proposed Cahaba Beach Road and bridge project. Get educated, then let ALDOT hear your voice at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Keep reading to learn more, or visit savethecahaba.org.
There are usually hidden treasures in different neighborhoods, and in Ensley it’s Village Creek Trail (Ensley Greenway). The completed Ensley Greenway is the start of a larger trail system that’s 2.5 miles long between Avenue F to Avenue W. The greenway is almost complete, but is open for visitors.