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Northern Beltline construction begins Monday

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — The Alabama Department of Transportation has announced the first phase of the Northern Beltline is scheduled to begin Monday north of Pinson.

The initial project will connect Alabama Highway 79 to Alabama Highway 75.

The entire project will consist of a 52-mile multi-lane highway that will stretch from Interstate 59 in northeast Jefferson County to the Interstate 459 interchange with I-20/59 near Bessemer.

Alabama Department of Transportation crews set up at the intersection of Clay-Palmerdale Road and Highway 75 near Pinson on Monday.
photo by Gary Lloyd

The contract was awarded to Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc. of Charleston, Tenn., last year. The estimated cost for the first phase of the project is $46 million and is expected to be completed by mid fall 2016.

The plans call for grade, drain, partial base & pave, bridge culvert and a retaining wall.
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