Birmingham’s Malfunction Junction cracks national top 100 most congested bottleneck list

Birmingham Malfunction Junction
Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

Birmingham’s I-65 at I-20 “Malfunction Junction” was named the 80th most congested bottleneck for trucks by an American Transportation Research Institute study.

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Atlanta I-85 fire and bridge collapse reminds Birmingham of “Malfunction Junction” interstate closures in the early 2000s

Birmingham Alabama Malfunction Junction
Photo of the 2002 “Malfunction Junction” accident that shut down the interstate for a month and half – via Bhamwiki

Last night’s fire, collapse and closure of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 (I-85) reminded Birmingham residents of its own lengthy interstate closures that occurred at Birmingham’s infamous”Malfunction Junction” at I-65 and I-20/59 in the early 2000s.

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