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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…

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US-43 resurfacing map

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to resurface, install guardrail and place new traffic striping on a portion of US-43 in northern Tuscaloosa County from near Northside Road to the Fayette County line to improve mobility and safety.

The 8.5-mile project is expected to begin Wednesday, April 3 and will continue until late summer 2024,…

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Bridge replacement and intersection improvements on SR-5 over SR-69

Weather permitting, a portion of SR-69 in Jasper will be closed in both directions beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 1, through midnight on Friday, April 5. The closure will be limited to the area near SR-5. The closure will allow contractors to place girders for a new bridge and perform other necessary work…

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Agronomist Senior Steven Drake poses beside a tractor.

Steven Drake doesn’t like to talk about his accomplishments. It’s just not his nature.

The seven-year agronomist senior would rather talk about how his 18 employees throughout the West Central Region should receive praise and how they make him look good. However, Greg Wall, representative for Helena Chemicals was determined to showcase Drake’s work.

Putting…

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Members of the James Brown family with the newly unveiled I-22 memorial sign.

The Alabama Department of Transportation honored former employee James Brown at the Interstate 22 Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony held at Hamilton City Hall on Friday, March 15.

Brown served ALDOT for 52 years before retiring on April 30, 2022. He passed away May 8, 2022.

West Central Region Engineer Wallace McAdory headed the one-hour ceremony…

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Twenty-one high-definition monitors line the wall inside the newly built Smart Communities and Innovation Building (SCIB) on the University of Alabama campus.

ALDOT’s West Central Region partnered with the University of Alabama in 2017 to create a Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) to monitor and manage traffic. The RTMC also actively manages traffic signals to…

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The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to replace the bridge and make intersection improvements on Highway 5 over the Highway 69 (US-78A) underpass in Jasper.

The project is expected to begin Wednesday, January 17 with the bridge demolition, which will occur for about two weeks. Construction will then take place for approximately one year, weather…

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