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Motorists travel toll-free on Baldwin Beach Express Bridge following toll removal

Motorists are now traveling toll-free on the Beach Express Bridge following the removal of the toll at noon on May 23.

ALDOT urges all drivers using the Beach Express Bridge to remain aware of reduced speed limits of 15 mph as they approach the plaza structure. With the Memorial Day holiday weekend in full swing,...

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Contractor employees remove traffic control to open all lanes on I-85 North at Wrights Mill Road.

All lanes on the I-85 North are open to traffic at Wright Mills Road bridge.

The outside lane has been closed since last week as the contractor made repairs to the Wrights Mill Road bridge. 

On Monday, May 6, the contractor poured concrete and then began minor work on the interstate.

Wrights Mill Road bridge…

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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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ALGO Kiosk in the Lanett Welcome Center

Did you know that the opening of the Lanett Welcome Center in January 2022, was also the launch of ALGO Kiosks in Alabama welcome centers and rest areas. This was developed as an additional component of ALGO Traffic to provide traveler information to the public visiting ALDOT maintained facilities. The ALGO Kiosk displays current travel…

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Contractor makes repairs to the Wrights Mill Road bridge.

Repairs to the damaged Wrights Mill Road bridge continued throughout the weekend.

On Monday, May 6, the contractor was able to pour concrete.  The contractor will continue with minor work while waiting on the concrete to cure. 

Once the concrete has completed curing, the bridge will be reopened and the contractor will begin removing the…

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Judges look on during the tractor mower competition

District and area crews throughout the West Central Region competed in the ROADeo this spring to promote skill advancement for heavy equipment operators and to improve safety techniques.

Winners from the Fayette Area and Tuscaloosa Area will advance to the statewide event in Montgomery on May 15 and vie for a chance to represent the…

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The southeastern bat is one of the endangered bats found living in Coastal Alabama

ALDOT has been working together with biologists from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to protect endangered bat species and their habitats across Alabama’s roadways.

For years now, ALDOT and USFWS have collaborated prior to beginning any project that may disturb the habitats of these endangered species, similar to the site surveys done to…

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ALDOT Leadership Academy class of 2024

Since 2017, the Alabama Department of Transportation has used the highly successful ALDOT Leadership Academy to help train and develop the next generation of transportation leaders within ALDOT. This April, 26 current and future ALDOT leaders graduated ready to help elevate not only their careers but the department as a whole.

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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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May is Youth Traffic Safety Month

As temperatures rise and the school year ends, May marks National Youth Traffic Safety Month. It is a crucial time to raise awareness about road and driving safety for young drivers. Teenagers are at a higher risk on the road and traffic crashes are a leading cause of death…

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