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Motorists are traveling toll-free on the Baldwin Beach Express Bridge

As of noon today, motorists are traveling toll-free on the Baldwin Beach Express Bridge. This change comes after ALDOT acquired the bridge for $57 million. The toll removal is effective at noon on May 23, 2024.

The transition to a toll-free bridge aims to provide unrestricted access, facilitating easier and more efficient travel for all…

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Beach Express toll plaza

The Alabama Department of Transportation today announced a temporary traffic control plan for the Baldwin Beach Express Bridge, effective at noon May 23, 2024, to ensure a smooth transition for motorists after the end of toll collections.

Temporary Traffic Plan Details:

Date of Implementation: Starting at noon on May 23, 2024. Traffic Flow: Traffic…Read More “ALDOT announces traffic plan for Beach Express Bridge post-toll removal”

ALDOT employees work around the clock, including weekends, to ensure efficient traffic management during peak seasonal activities

The Alabama Department of Transportation Southwest Region is making strategic moves in preparation for the upcoming spring and summer traffic surge, with the department’s Traffic Management Center (TMC) shifting to spring and summertime monitoring status. This annual transition, which occurs each mid-spring, involves deploying additional staff around the clock, including weekends, to ensure efficient traffic…

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Work is beginning on US-43 in Clarke County

In a significant move aimed at enhancing road safety and traffic efficiency, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has commenced a crucial infrastructure project along US-43 in Clarke County this week. The project, which focuses on adding a vital center turn lane between the cities of Grove Hill and Jackson, marks a proactive step to…

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Back Row: Paul Giardina- Ronald McDonald House , Josh McDonald - ALDOT, Mary Jordan- ALDOT, Jim Tabor - ALDOT, Front Row: Paul Gelineau- ALDOT & Jenifer Eubanks- ALDOT

In a heartfelt gesture of community support, employees of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Southwest Region presented a $700 check to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile earlier this week. The donation was the result of funds raised during the ALDOT Southwest Region Friends and Family Golf Tournament, which took place on April…

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In a display of skill, camaraderie, and commitment to safety, the Alabama Department of Transportation Southwest Region hosted its annual Mobile Area Equipment Operators ROADeo state competition qualifier during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15 – 19, 2024. The ROADeo brought together transportation maintenance workers who handle heavy equipment to compete in a series…

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Representatives from ALDOT, AGC, ALEA, and ARBA attended the joint press conference to kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week.

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) held a joint press conference at Thompson Engineering in Mobile today, April 15, to officially kick off the 2024 National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign.

Representatives from ALDOT, AGC, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama Road Builders Association (ARBA)…

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ALDOT Employee Chris Blackwood shows his art at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival

Art has a way of bringing people together, or bridging gaps and forging connections. This is why ALDOT employee Chris Blackwood, a pre-construction engineer who works with the Southwest Region’s consultant management team, spends a great deal of his free time painting and drawing.

From infrastructure to inspiration

Engineers are often adept at transforming…

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Map of proposed project area in Mobile County

The Alabama Department of Transportation will participate in a public involvement hearing sponsored by Mobile County from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on May 9, 2024, at Meadowlake Elementary School in Mobile. Through this hearing and its project website, ALDOT will receive input on options for relieving traffic congestion along McDonald Road and Three Notch-Kroner Road…

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Intersection of US-98 and SR-158 Mobile County

Construction of the new US-98 connection to SR-158 at the Mississippi state line is now partially completed and reopened to traffic.

Motorists will no longer need to take previously posted detours. Barricades and detour signage along the project have been removed.

The highly anticipated opening of US-98 at this location will complement the recent…

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