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Traffic flows through the East Bankhead Tunnel Portal in early February of 2024

The Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile reopened to traffic at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. The landmark tunnel was closed during the prior week for electrical and other systems upgrades. It was originally slated to reopen on Friday. Feb. 23, but unforeseen mechanical issues caused a delay.

Night closures planned

Night-time travelers can expect…

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An eight-mile segment of aging I-59 northbound between Fort Payne and Hammondville in DeKalb County is being replaced with a new concrete roadway.

The Alabama Department of Transportation opened bids today for the fourth project in an ongoing effort to reconstruct the I-59 corridor in northeast Alabama.

The project includes pavement removal, grading, drainage, and pavement replacement on more than eight miles of the northbound roadway of I-59 from SR-117 at Hammondville to the Georgia state line.

Of…

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Crews repair potholes on the north service road of I-565 between Greenbrier Road and County Line Road in Limestone County on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is working to fix numerous potholes that appeared on Alabama highways following January’s winter storm. Though patching operations may cause temporary delays for motorists, the repairs will help ensure smoother and safer travel.

Precipitation and freezing conditions are key contributors in the formation of potholes. Patching helps prevent further deterioration…

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Aerial view of the access management project on US-231 in Wetumpka

An Alabama Department of Transportation access management project along U.S. Highway 231 in Wetumpka will begin on Thursday, February 22, weather permitting.    

The access management project will begin at the intersection of Old Montgomery Highway and end at the intersection of Charles Avenue.

The project will limit some turning movements along the corridor and…

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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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Twenty-one high-definition monitors line the wall inside the newly built Smart Communities and Innovation Building (SCIB) on the University of Alabama campus.

ALDOT’s West Central Region partnered with the University of Alabama in 2017 to create a Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) to monitor and manage traffic. The RTMC also actively manages traffic signals to…

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Governor Kay Ivey addresses 67th Annual Alabama Transportation Conference

The 67th annual Alabama Transportation Conference, held in Birmingham, Ala. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex February 6-7 brought together industry leaders, contractors, exhibitors and ALDOT employees to discuss the future of the transportation industry and how safety will play a large role.

Approximately 1,000 transportation professionals attended the conference. Opening the conference was keynote speaker…

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