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Traffic cameras coming to I-565 in Madison County

Workers install a concrete pole on I-565 near Mooresville Road in Limestone County for a future traffic camera on Tuesday.
Workers install a concrete pole on I-565 near Mooresville Road in Limestone County for a future traffic camera on Tuesday.
Mar 18

Poles for the first Alabama Department of Transportation traffic cameras on I-565 in Huntsville and Madison will go up this week.

Weather permitting, contractors will install the concrete poles at eight sites in Limestone and Madison counties over the course of three days — Tuesday, March 19, through Thursday, March 21. Lane closures on I-565 or adjacent roads between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day may result in traffic delays. The lane closures are anticipated to last about one hour at each location.

Locations and affected lanes

Tuesday, March 19

  • I-565 at Exit 3 (Mooresville Road) – I-565 westbound outside lane and shoulder
  • Glenn Hearn Boulevard at I-565 -Glenn Hearn Boulevard southbound outside lane and shoulder
  • I-565 at Exit 10 (Town Madison Boulevard) – partial eastbound off-ramp closure

Wednesday, March 20

  • SR-255 at I-565 – SR-255 northbound outside lane and shoulder
  • SR-53/Jordan Lane at I-565 – Inside lane of I-565 westbound ramp to SR-53/Jordan Lane and SR-53/Jordan Lane northbound outside lane and shoulder
  • I-565 west of Triana Boulevard – I-565 eastbound outside lane and shoulder

Thursday, March 21

  • US-231/US-431 at I-565 westbound ramp – US-231/US-431 northbound outside lane and shoulder
  • Oakwood Avenue at I-565 – Oakwood Avenue westbound outside lane

Project details

The $5.2 million project with contractor Stansell Electric will add 10 traffic cameras and three dynamic message systems for monitoring traffic flow and providing information to motorists. The two camera sites not listed above — I-565 at Madison Boulevard and I-565 at Maysville Road — will utilize existing poles. The project will also add a weather station and relocate and replace an existing weather station for monitoring weather and road conditions.

The contractor continues to install conduit for fiber optic cable along I-565. They will mount cameras on the poles after all fiber is in place. Once cameras are operational, their livestreams will be viewable at or on the ALGO Traffic app.

Additionally, construction of foundations for DMS board structures may begin in spring or summer. The structures for the message boards are being fabricated and are expected to be ready for installation in early fall.

Updated: 3-19-24 to add a picture

Related Project
Region/County North/Limestone, Madison
Type of WorkTransportation Systems Management and Operations
Projected StartJuly 2023
Projected CompletionFall 2024
Traffic ImpactLane closures or traffic stoppages possible at times for installation of poles or structures for cameras and message boards

This intelligent transportation system project on I-565 from Mooresville Road in Limestone County to U.S. 72 in Huntsville will add 10 traffic cameras, three dynamic message systems, and two weather stations for monitoring conditions and aiding traffic flow on the corridor.

Read More “I-565 Advanced Corridor Management”