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I-59 reconstruction near state line to start

Crews and equipment work on the shoulder of I-59 near Hammondville.
Contractor A.G. Peltz is currently working to reconstruct a segment of I-59 northbound just south of the project Wiregrass Construction is slated to begin Monday.
May 31

Work will begin Monday on a $41 million project to reconstruct part of I-59 in northeast Alabama.

Though ultimately contractor Wiregrass Construction will remove and replace more than eight miles of the northbound roadway, from Hammondville to the Georgia state line, initial work will focus on rehabilitation of the southbound roadway.

Please expect a southbound lane closure beginning at the state line. Crews will reconstruct the outside shoulder in preparation for a future lane shift and repair concrete slabs on the southbound roadway.

Completion is anticipated in late 2026.

Previous and ongoing projects

ALDOT recently reconstructed two segments of I-59 northbound, and a third project is ongoing.

In 2022, Wiregrass Construction finished replacement of about eight miles of the northbound roadway through Fort Payne at a cost of $25.2 million. Recently, Wiregrass completed nearly 11 miles northbound from Reece City to Collinsville at a cost of $44 million. Contractor A.G. Peltz Group is currently working on an eight-mile segment between US-11 in Fort Payne and SR-117 in Hammondville, anticipated to be complete in early 2025, at a cost of $40.8 million.

The combined cost of construction for these projects is about $151 million.

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