From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — I-59/20 Southbound at the I-65 Interchange remains closed due to construction activities overnight that may have been potentially dangerous, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.
ALDOT said that the public has not been in any danger since the closing. The safety issue occurred when a steel girder being installed had created a concern, prompting an additional support to be addressed.
The lanes are expected to re-open by Saturday, April 7th. The contractor is working diligently with us to resolve this issue.
ALDOT said that it closed the road because of an: “overabundance of caution to ensure the safety of the traveling public. At this time, we do not have a time when we will re-open this section of the Interstate. The contractor is working diligently with us to resolve this issue. We are addressing this concern now and will keep the media and public informed of the status.”
“We are requesting that the traveling public please pay attention to caution signs, message boards and other warning signs.”
A detour is being used on I-65 Northbound to 16th Street and I-65 South to return to I-59 Southbound.
Motorists are asked to consider using alternate routes and “adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area.”