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A map provided by Norfolk Southern of the planned detours for the closure of the railroad crossing on SR-77 near US-11 in Attalla.

Norfolk Southern will shut down the railroad crossing on SR-77 near US-11 in Attalla at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, for repairs.

The closure will remain in place for about 48 hours.

Norfolk Southern will set up signs for detours, routing traffic south of the closure to I-59, and traffic north of the closure to…

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ALDOT will repair the approaches to two bridges carrying local roads over I-65 in Morgan County in the coming weeks. Motorists should expect around-the-clock closures of the Parker Road and Bethel Road bridges and approaches for about three days each while work takes place.

Weather permitting, crews will begin repairing the approaches to the Parker…

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The railroad crossing on US-431 near the former Goodyear plant in Gadsden will undergo more than $1 million in upgrades beginning this week.

Work to improve the US-431 railroad crossing near the former Goodyear plant in Gadsden will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

OmniTRAX, operator of the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, originally planned to begin work today. The ALDOT-administered project will reconstruct the track crossing surface with precast concrete panels and upgrade the railroad signals at…

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This huge hole in the rock in the median of I-565 in Madison will be filled with concrete to form footing for a bridge pier to the westbound off-ramp.

Motorists may notice increased activity Thursday morning on I-565 in Madison as contractors pour concrete for a massive foundation for the future westbound off-ramp at Exit 10.

Contractors excavated a huge hole in the median and tied steel bars to reinforce the concrete bridge footing that will be poured Thursday morning. More than forty truckloads…

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The railroad crossing on US-431 near the former Goodyear plant in Gadsden will undergo more than $1 million in upgrades when OmniTRAX begins work later this week.

Work to improve the US-431 railroad crossing near the former Goodyear plant in Gadsden, originally scheduled to start Wednesday, has been postponed until later this week. OmniTRAX, operator of the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, anticipates a delay of one or two days.

The ALDOT-administered project will reconstruct the track crossing surface with precast…

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An intersection on busy US-231/US-431 in Huntsville will undergo periodic closures overnight early next week for utility work related to the future Huntsville Northern Bypass.

Huntsville Utilities said electric operations crews will intermittently close the intersection of US-231/US-431 and Bob Wade Lane between 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17, and 6 a.m. Monday, March 18, while…

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A detour map provided by Norfolk Southern shows rerouting of traffic during the railroad crossing closure on SR-35 near US-11 in Fort Payne.

Norfolk Southern closed the railroad crossing on SR-35/Fifth Avenue in Fort Payne this morning for track repairs and improvements. The closure between US-11/Gault Avenue and Godfrey Avenue is expected to extend into Wednesday afternoon.

Detours From US-11, traffic bound for SR-35 is detoured to First Street to Godfrey Avenue. From SR-35, traffic bound for US-11…Read More “Fort Payne rail crossing to remain closed Wednesday”

January's winter storm created potholes on many routes, including parts of I-65 in Morgan County.

Several Alabama Department of Transportation operations will take place on I-65 in north Alabama this week, including hot mix pothole patching, guardrail repairs, and core sampling. ALDOT is planning these operations for the middle of the week to limit lane closures to off-peak travel hours on the days anticipated to have the lightest traffic volume.

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