I-65 Nightly Lane Closures to Start Sunday

I-65 nightly lane closures to start Sunday

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises
motorists that nighttime single-lane closures for a $23.7 million
rehabilitation project on the Interstate 65 Tennessee River Bridges will
begin the evening of Sunday, Jan. 28, weather permitting.

With exceptions for certain work items, ALDOT is restricting lane
closures to nights to minimize impacts to traffic during the project.
The majority of the project will not involve travel lane closures,
though lane closures will be necessary for initial work items.

Contractor Cekra anticipates closing a single lane between 6 p.m. and 6
a.m. each night, Sunday evenings through Thursday evenings/Friday
mornings during the final week of January and each week of February to
install rigging. Currently, the contractor plans to alternate lane
closures between the southbound and northbound bridges from week to
week. A southbound lane closure is planned for next week.

The project is anticipated to take about 2½ years and includes
cleaning, painting, and repairing concrete and structural steel on the
50-year-old bridges.

Work requiring daytime lane closures may begin in March. Daytime lane
closures will be limited to certain work items, including concrete deck
repairs and asphalt widening on the approaches to the bridges. Message
boards will advise motorists in advance of lane closures and possible


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