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In a display of skill, camaraderie, and commitment to safety, the Alabama Department of Transportation Southwest Region hosted its annual Mobile Area Equipment Operators ROADeo state competition qualifier during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15 – 19, 2024. The ROADeo brought together transportation maintenance workers who handle heavy equipment to compete in a series…

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Alabama Department of Transportation’s Rebuild Alabama project to widen SR-52 in Geneva County will begin Monday, April 22, weather permitting.

Governor Ivey announced in February that the project had been awarded and construction would begin soon.

The project is expected to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along SR- 52 from near Cox Street…

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and the Baldwin County Bridge Company on Thursday announced the signing of an agreement for the state to purchase the Foley Beach Express Bridge in Orange Beach. Thanks to Governor Ivey’s leadership, the bridge will become toll free immediately upon ownership change, benefiting Alabamians and visitors…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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