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The public auction features vehicles as well as equipment.

In the current economy, spending money on passenger fleets and heavy equipment can make a large dent in transportation budgets. The Alabama Department of Transportation found a way to turn that challenge into an opportunity to recoup money and increase efficiency.

In 1980, state legislation was passed allowing ALDOT to establish a revolving fund…

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ALGO Kiosk in the Lanett Welcome Center

Did you know that the opening of the Lanett Welcome Center in January 2022, was also the launch of ALGO Kiosks in Alabama welcome centers and rest areas. This was developed as an additional component of ALGO Traffic to provide traveler information to the public visiting ALDOT maintained facilities. The ALGO Kiosk displays current travel…

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National Work Zone Safety Week is April 15 through 19, but drivers should drive safely in work zones year round.

Every driver encounters them: those orange cone-filled stretches of road that seem like a recipe for frustration. But work zones are more than just a traffic nuisance – they’re areas where people are hard at work to improve our roadways.

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15 through 19, but drivers should drive safely…

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Left to right: Commissioner Don Larkins, Commissioner Johnny Adams, Bullock County Engineer Jason DeShazo, Bullock County Commission Chairman Alonza Ellis, Jr., Commissioner John McGowan and Commissioner Solomon Marlow

The Alabama Transportation Infrastructure Bank (ATIB) is an ALDOT program that provides government units with low-interest loans to help fund transportation projects within the state. The goal is to leverage state and federal funds, accelerate priority transportation projects, spur economic development, and assist local governments with their transportation needs.

The ATIB provides a low-cost means…

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A breathtaking view of Little River Canyon National Preserve with the Little River Canyon bridge on SR-35 in the background connecting Cherokee and Dekalb counties.

Nestled in the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Little River Canyon bridge on SR-35 connects Cherokee and Dekalb counties. When this bridge opened in August of 2010, it was the first of its kind in the state. The intent was to integrate the bridge design into the natural terrain of the surrounding preserve.

With…

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The Gee’s Bend Ferry prepares to dock on the Boykin side of the Alabama River.

The small community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama is famous all over the world for its quilts, but it also has another claim to fame as the home of the nation’s first all-electric ferry.

ALDOT’s Gee’s Bend Ferry began carrying passengers and automobiles across the Alabama River in April 2019, as the nation’s first all-electric ferry….

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The 67th Annual Alabama Transportation Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, and Wednesday, February 7, 2024, in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

The Alabama Transportation Conference is developed by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Auburn University in partnership with ALDOT. The annual event is…

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