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ALDOTNews.com is Alabama's new, primary source of state transportation news

Welcome to ALDOTNews.com, Alabama’s, new, primary source for state transportation news. The site went live on February 8, 2024, and a formal launch will follow later in the month.

This site is presented by the Alabama Department of Transportation Media and Community Relations bureau in Montgomery, in collaboration with ALDOT’s five regional public information officers....

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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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Project map of US-231 and US-82 intersection improvements

An Alabama Department of Transportation project to install a continuous “Green T” signal at the intersection of US-231 and US-82 in Montgomery County will begin, Monday, March 4, weather permitting.

The continuous “Green T” signal will give a constant green indication for southbound US-231, while stopping northbound traffic as needed to allow turns to and…

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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.

With…

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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:

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Traffic flows through the East Bankhead Tunnel Portal in early February of 2024

The Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile reopened to traffic at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. The landmark tunnel was closed during the prior week for electrical and other systems upgrades. It was originally slated to reopen on Friday. Feb. 23, but unforeseen mechanical issues caused a delay.

Night closures planned

Night-time travelers can expect…

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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.

Of…

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Crews repair potholes on the north service road of I-565 between Greenbrier Road and County Line Road in Limestone County on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is working 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.

Precipitation and freezing conditions are key contributors in the formation of potholes. Patching helps prevent further deterioration…

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