Getting ready for the big game? 7 game day hacks to help you have a great time

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Bham Now Content Producer and friends on game day
Bham Now Content Producer Beth Cunningham (middle) and friends doing it right at a football game. Photo supplied

Fall is upon us, despite the crazy heat. That means game days all around for everyone. Whether you’re headed to a watch party in Birmingham or a real live football game, we want you to be prepared to have the best time possible. So, we’ve pulled together these seven handy tips just for you.

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3 things you need to know about ALDOT’s partial 280 closure Friday the 13th

Cones for 280 closure
Traffic cones” by Sara. CC BY-ND 2.0

As long as the weather holds out, ALDOT plans to close part of 280 today for . . . you guessed it—road work.

The fun is scheduled to start at 10 AM on Friday, September 13 and finish by 3 PM the same day. Read on for all the details.

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What do Birmingham’s 59/20 bridge project and LEGOs have in common? Find out here.

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The 59/20 bridge project is kind of like surgery.
I-59/20 Construction. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Think of the 59/20 bridge project as like surgery.

It’s like one of those really long surgeries . . . you hang out for hours while the surgeon periodically comes out with updates and assures you your loved one is still breathing.

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Expect traffic delays this week, Birmingham drivers, as ALDOT continues work on Interstates 59/20 and I-65

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

Next week lanes and ramps are closing on both I-59/20 and I-65. Here are the details, Birmingham drivers.

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More I-59/20 Southbound closures coming your way this week

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

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.

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Drive Downtown? The 17th Street North Exit closes May 31, more bridge repair woes ahead.

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.

125A, I-20/59, I-65, Birmingham, Alabama,
Exit 125A Photo, via gribblenation.com

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