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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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Spring break travelers make the most of Alabama interstates and highways at this time of the year. With so many vehicles heading to the state’s beautiful beaches, lakes and golf courses, traffic congestion is inevitable. But with ALGO Traffic, drivers have the power to keep traffic moving and reach “destination FUN” safely.  

The Alabama Department…

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Agronomist Senior Steven Drake poses beside a tractor.

Steven Drake doesn’t like to talk about his accomplishments. It’s just not his nature.

The seven-year agronomist senior would rather talk about how his 18 employees throughout the West Central Region should receive praise and how they make him look good. However, Greg Wall, representative for Helena Chemicals was determined to showcase Drake’s work.

Putting…

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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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Map of resurfacing project on US-29 in Troy from north of US-231 overpass to Needmore Road.

Sign installation began Wednesday, March 20, in preparation for an Alabama Department of Transportation resurfacing project on US-29 in Troy.

The project consists of planing and resurfacing US-29 from just north of the US-231 overpass to Needmore Road. 

Construction begins shortly after all signs are installed.

Throughout the project, lane closures are possible.  Travelers…

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Repairs to the Bethel Road bridge approaches are now scheduled for the remainder of the week.

ALDOT anticipates completing repairs to the approaches to the Parker Road bridge over I-65 in Hartselle and fully reopening the roadway this afternoon.

Due to the earlier-than-expected completion of the Parker Road repair and inclement weather forecast for early next week, ALDOT is rescheduling repairs on Bethel Road at I-65 to this week.

Crews will…

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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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Crews milling asphalt in Mobile Area

Making roads safer to drive is the Alabama Department of Transportation’s mission as it continues with its Federal-aid Maintenance Resurfacing Program statewide. Using ALDOT’s Pavement Preservation Policy, Area employees evaluate the condition of pavement near them and make recommendations to the ALDOT Deputy Director of Operations who approves projects for each fiscal year.

ALDOT’s Southwest…

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Workers install a concrete pole on I-565 near Mooresville Road in Limestone County for a future traffic camera on Tuesday.

Poles for the first Alabama Department of Transportation traffic cameras on I-565 in Huntsville and Madison will go up this week.

Weather permitting, contractors will install the concrete poles at eight sites in Limestone and Madison counties over the course of three days — Tuesday, March 19, through Thursday, March 21. Lane closures on I-565…

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