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Reconstruction work is being done on the US-29 interchange in Valley.

Drivers will soon see improved safety and and traffic flow from a new interchange reconstruction project at the I-85 and US-29 interchange in Valley, Ala. The Alabama Department of Transportation project is located approximately a half mile south of the Alabama-Georgia state line, and is expected to open to normal traffic flow on May 20,…

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Map of the proposed project area on I-59/20 at exit 104 in McCalla, AL

Located on the western edge of Jefferson County, the McCalla area has seen rapid growth and development in recent years. With a unique combination of residential and industrial growth, establishing connectivity and upgrading old and functionally obsolete infrastructure is critical to sustaining future growth in the area.

Traffic is expected to increase significantly as the…

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ALDOT personnel set up cones to assist with traffic congestion surrounding the Talladega Superspeedway

Twice a year, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as NASCAR, brings its famous auto races to Talladega, and the Alabama Department of Transportation is there to help.

The Talladega Superspeedway is located between several major, state-maintained routes, including I-20, US-78, SR-21, and SR-77. Prior to each race, the Alabama Department…

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Crews pouring asphalt on I-65 in Jefferson Count

A smoother road is just ahead for a bumpy section of I-65 from US-31 to University Drive in Birmingham. 

The Alabama Department of Transportation project to repair the uneven roadway will be completed this summer. The work is primarily being performed at night for the safety of motorists and to reduce the interruption to traffic flow…

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Map of the proposed portion of I-65 to be widened in Shelby County.

Three projects are proposed for adding a travel lane to the northbound and southbound roadways of I- 65 between the cities of Calera to Alabaster. Existing I-65, in this corridor, is a 4-lane divided roadway, with three sets of bridges.

The construction of the additional lanes will be accomplished by widening towards the median….

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On Monday, January 8, 2024, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced changes that will improve traffic and pedestrian movements on the campus of Jacksonville State University and the square in downtown Jacksonville.

Some of the on-campus changes being planned are an extensive amount of new sidewalk added along State Route 204, as well as the addition…

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