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McFarland Boulevard (US-82) is currently under construction.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has approved a plan that will allow the contractor to install new traffic signal equipment and concrete islands at the northbound and southbound intersections of McFarland Boulevard (US-82) and SR-69 in Northport.

The contractor will close the right through-traffic lanes in each direction on SR-69. However, right turn lanes will…

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All nine members of Alabama’s congressional delegation – stretching from north Alabama to the Gulf Coast – signed a letter expressing their strong support for the I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, the delegation urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve the state’s…

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ALDOT Transportation Technologist Jerrell Bowden.

Alabama Department of Transportation employee Jerrell Bowden is a man of unlimited talent.

From dance and acting to fencing and guitar, all while holding a second-degree level two black belt in taekwondo, Bowden’s schedule is nothing short of remarkable.

After hesitantly auditioning for a play while in college, he found an appetite for show production…

Read More “ALDOT’s Bowden lights up stage while keeping motorists safe”

The early signs are positive for those who choose the Beach Express Bridge for travel to and from Alabama's beaches.

Memorial Day weekend is a traditionally busy time for the Beach Express Bridge in Baldwin County. This year, however, saw a significant increase in traffic volume following the toll removal.

The Beach Express Bridge carried up to 25 percent more traffic on the Saturday-Sunday following toll removal than the previous year. This suggests that the…

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The Alabama Department of Transportation, along with the chairmen of the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Mobile Metropolitan Planning Organization, today issued the following statement about the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project following a 60-day review period:

“Over the past two-plus months, ALDOT and the Eastern Shore and Mobile MPOs have made…

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For college students, starting a career is one of the most challenging times of life. Similarly, businesses and government organizations face an ongoing challenge to recruit top talent. The Alabama Department of Transportation is addressing these challenges by offering students experience through internship and training programs.

The students gain experience they need, and ALDOT…

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An Alabama Department of Transportation project on SR-52 in Geneva County will begin Monday, June 10, weather permitting.

The project will consist of shoulder widening and resurfacing from Line Street in Samson to SR-196 in Geneva.  

ALDOT awarded the $2.8 million project to Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc., out of Dothan, Ala., who had the…

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Map overview of I-59 widening in Trussville

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is launching a significant infrastructure project aimed at revitalizing and expanding a critical segment of I-59 in Jefferson County from the I-459 interchange in Birmingham to Chalkville Mountain Road in Trussville, Alabama.  This extensive project begins west of I-459 near Edwards Lake Road and ends north of CR-10, with…

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ALDOT and state agencies involved in the contraflow process meet once a year to rehearse.

There are many wonderful things about living in Alabama, but hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, isn’t one of them.

However, Alabamians can take comfort in knowing that the Alabama Department of Transportation has a well-organized and practiced plan to make hurricane evacuations run as smoothly as possible.

Contraflow 101


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Cranes are used to raise and position the massive steel girders that will support the future bridge deck of the westbound off-ramp at I-565 Exit 10.

The next series of bridge girders for the Town Madison Interchange on I-565 will be installed on several nights next week.   

The westbound roadway will be closed for the safety of the public while the girders — massive steel beams to support the future bridge decks of the Exit 10 westbound on- and off-ramps…

Read More “Nightly detours planned for I-565 in Madison next week”