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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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An ALDOT crew spreads sand on a diesel fuel spill on I-65 in Cullman County following a crash that closed both southbound lanes Friday morning.

A Friday morning crash involving a commercial vehicle on I-65 close to mile marker 313, near Vinemont in Cullman County, left a tangled section of guardrail blocking the southbound lanes and approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on the pavement.  

An ALDOT crew responded quickly to the 8 a.m. wreck, cutting the damaged…

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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 this month.

Motorists accustomed to bracing for bumps at the railroad tracks on US-431/East Meighan Boulevard near the former Goodyear plant in Gadsden can look forward to a smoother, safer crossing thanks to planned upgrades.

However, motorists should brace for short-term delays starting Wednesday, March 13, when OmniTRAX, operator of the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, begins…

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

The Alabama Department of Transportation is continuing work to fix numerous potholes that appeared on Alabama highways following January’s winter storm. Though patching operations may cause temporary delays for motorists, the repairs will help ensure smoother and safer travel.

Paving operations on I-65 in Morgan County will resume this week

ALDOT is making more extensive…

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A breathtaking view of Little River Canyon National Preserve with the Little River Canyon bridge on SR-35 in the background connecting Cherokee and Dekalb counties.

Nestled in the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Little River Canyon bridge on SR-35 connects Cherokee and Dekalb counties. When this bridge opened in August of 2010, it was the first of its kind in the state. The intent was to integrate the bridge design into the natural terrain of the surrounding preserve.


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Most of the work on the US-72/Florence Boulevard widening project takes place behind concrete barriers, separating traffic from workers.

Lane closures are planned this week for the US-72/Florence Boulevard widening project between Indian Springs Drive and Sky Park Road in Lauderdale County. The closures will be implemented outside peak travel times to limit impacts to traffic. 

The schedule of lane closures is:

Tuesday, Feb. 27 – westbound outside lane closure from 4 a.m. to…Read More “Lane closures planned for US-72/Florence Boulevard this week”

An eight-mile segment of aging I-59 northbound between Fort Payne and Hammondville in DeKalb County is being replaced with a new concrete roadway.

The Alabama Department of Transportation opened bids today for the fourth project in an ongoing effort to reconstruct the I-59 corridor in northeast Alabama.

The project includes pavement removal, grading, drainage, and pavement replacement on more than eight miles of the northbound roadway of I-59 from SR-117 at Hammondville to the Georgia state line.


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