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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.

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ALDOT is gearing up to begin a critical repair project on SR-41 at milepost 65.4 between the communities of Hybart and Franklin in Monroe County. The project, aiming to address a landslide that has significantly impacted the roadway, is scheduled to begin Monday, June 17.

The landslide, which occurred in the fall of 2023 following…

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Vehicles cross the Coosa River on the aging truss bridge on SR-77 northbound.

The Alabama Department of Transportation will hold a public involvement meeting next week to gather input on the replacement of the northbound bridge on SR-77 over the Coosa River in Etowah County.

The meeting for project BR-A181(941) will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Southside Community Center.

The “Little Bridge”…

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The concept for the extended left turn on US-411 and new right turn lane on Whorton Bend Road in Gadsden.

The Alabama Department of Transportation anticipates work starting next week to improve the intersection of US-411/Rainbow Drive and Whorton Bend Road in Gadsden.

Wiregrass Construction will extend the left turn lane on US-411 southbound and construct a dedicated right turn lane on Whorton Bend Road to US-411 northbound.

The $347,000 project also includes traffic signal…

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Demolition of the Beach Express Bridge toll plaza is expected to begin on June 16.

ALDOT announces the demolition of the Beach Express Bridge toll plaza is scheduled to begin on Sunday night, June 16. The project is part of a broader effort to enhance traffic flow and safety in the area, with work being carried out by McInnis Construction LLC of Summerdale, Alabama.

The demolition will unfold in several…

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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…

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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…

Read More “College students gain experience, opportunities at ALDOT”

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