Posted by brandoniswrite on November 27, 2011
Blasting Operation Continues between the I‐20/59 & I‐ 65 Interchange and Walkers Chapel Road
BIRMINGHAM – Work continues on Interstate 65 as part of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s project to build an interchange to connect I-65 to Corridor X in Jefferson County.
Weather permitting, Monday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 30 at 1:30 p.m., blasting operations will continue on I-65 between Daniel Payne Drive (Exit 264) and Walkers Chapel Road (Exit 267).
A rolling roadblock by Alabama State Troopers and the City of Fultondale police will slow I-65 traffic in both directions, northbound and southbound between the I-20/59 & I-65 Interchange (Exit 261) and Walkers Chapel Road (Exit 267) until blasting is complete. This will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
In the event of inclement weather, blasting will not take place.
Once completed, Corridor X will be an interstate highway between Birmingham and Memphis, TN. The scheduled completion date on the project is 2014.
A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area. ALDOT thanks motorists for their patience during this constructionoperation to improve Alabama’s roadways.
For additional road closure information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.
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