Are you traveling through downtown Birmingham on I-59/20 in the late evenings and early mornings from Thursday until Memorial Day weekend? How about visiting downtown? Have you planned on certain streets being blocked because they are filming the Aaron Eckhart movie “Live.”
Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will continue its project to improve the I-59/20 and I-65 interchange this week. That means more I-59/20 Southbound closures are ahead for Birmingham. Here’s what you need to know.
Clearly, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) was not happy earlier this week with the contractor in charge of the I59/I20 Bridge Replacement project, but it does look like the interstate will reopen before the Thursday morning Birmingham rush hour.
For downtown drivers, replacement of the I-20/59 bridges means major traffic headaches are not coming to an end anytime soon. If you use the I-20/59 exit 125A onto 17th Street downtown, you’ll need a new route starting May 31.
The idea of “smart cities” has been around even longer people have been using “smart” as a synonym for “connected.” All through popular media, the “grid” is becoming aware of its residents, helping them get to work faster, safer, and less stressfully. Sure, there are those inconvenient robot uprisings and security exploits, but those are all just plot points, right?
The view from the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North is actually quite lovely. That is, as long as you keep your gaze fixed in the direction of the downtown skyline and don’t look at the area immediately around you.
This part of Birmingham sits atop a small bluff, providing a nice panoramic view of the downtown buildings barely a mile to the south and the ridge of Red Mountain off in the distance. But turn around and you are greeted with the sight of a dilapidated abandoned house.