Skip to content

ALDOT News Hub

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15 - 19

The Alabama Department of Transportation and states around the nation are joining together to ask drivers to slow down and eliminate distractions in work zones.  National Work Zone Awareness Week takes place April 15-19.

The theme for this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week is, “Work Zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last...

Read More "National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15 – 19"
Featured
Connect with ALDOT through Facebook, ALDOTNews, or the Report a Concern link

The Alabama Department of Transportation works tirelessly to keep our state’s transportation system running smoothly. But whether you have a question, a concern, or just want to stay up-to-date on the latest projects, you might be wondering how to connect with us.

Here are three easy ways to reach ALDOT:

1. Follow ALDOT on Facebook

Read More “Need to get in touch with ALDOT? Here’s how!”

Map of the proposed project area involving the Woolsey Finnell Bridge replacement on US-82 (McFarland Boulevard) in Tuscaloosa.

The Alabama Department of Transportation will host a come-and-go style public meeting at University Church of Christ to discuss a potential project that will involve the Woolsey Finnell Bridge replacement on US-82 (McFarland Boulevard) in Tuscaloosa.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. where the public can ask…

Read More “ALDOT to host public meeting for bridge project in Tuscaloosa”

The current structure at the I-65 South Greenville rest area.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is set to replace the I-65 South rest area near Greenville with a larger and updated rest area.  

The current structure will be demolished, and an updated rest area will be built in the same location. The new structure will have additional stalls, urinals, and family restrooms. 

The project…

Read More “ALDOT to replace rest area on I-65 South in Greenville”

National Work Zone Safety Week is April 15 through 19, but drivers should drive safely in work zones year round.

Every driver encounters them: those orange cone-filled stretches of road that seem like a recipe for frustration. But work zones are more than just a traffic nuisance – they’re areas where people are hard at work to improve our roadways.

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15 through 19, but drivers should drive safely…

Read More “ALDOT offers tips for traveling safely through work zones”

Representatives from ALDOT, AGC, ALEA, and ARBA attended the joint press conference to kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week.

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) held a joint press conference at Thompson Engineering in Mobile today, April 15, to officially kick off the 2024 National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign.

Representatives from ALDOT, AGC, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama Road Builders Association (ARBA)…

Read More “National Work Zone Awareness Week kicks off”

ALDOT plans to resurface portion of US-80 in Sumter County.

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to resurface and place new traffic striping on a portion of US-80 in Sumter County to improve mobility and safety.

The 6.6-mile project will take place from the US-80 and SR-17 interchange to west of Pine Street Northeast.

The project, which will also include ramp work, is expected to…

Read More “ALDOT to resurface portion of US-80 in Sumter County”

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today, marking her seventh year in office as governor, announced that more than $7.9 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various, statewide road and bridge projects, highlighting her enduring dedication to enhancing Alabama’s infrastructure since day one.

Read the full story from the Governor’s newsroom.

Read More “Recap from the Governor’s Newsroom: Governor Ivey Continues to Prioritize Alabama’s Infrastructure, Announces Rebuild Alabama Funding for Statewide Road and Bridge Projects”

An Alabama Department of Transportation contractor successfully placed girders for the bridge on SR-5 over SR-69 (US-78A) in Jasper last week, moving the project significantly forward.

The work is part of the ongoing bridge replacement and intersection improvement project that is intended to improve safety, mobility and commerce. The project is expected to be…

Read More “ALDOT bridge project in Jasper advances”

ALDOT Employee Chris Blackwood shows his art at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival

Art has a way of bringing people together, or bridging gaps and forging connections. This is why ALDOT employee Chris Blackwood, a pre-construction engineer who works with the Southwest Region’s consultant management team, spends a great deal of his free time painting and drawing.

From infrastructure to inspiration

Engineers are often adept at transforming…

Read More “ALDOT’s Chris Blackwood channels creativity through art and engineering”

Popular Stories