From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Transportation will be conducting an evacuation exercise on Wednesday, May 8.
Drivers should not be impacted but could see increased activity by ALDOT, the Emergency Management Agency and local agencies on Interstate 65 from Mobile to Montgomery.
Interstate lane reversal, or “contraflow,” requires extensive communication from all agencies involved. This annual exercise provides agencies a dress rehearsal opportunity, which helps ensure an actual contraflow event will be executed safely.
In the event of an evacuation situation, ALDOT would convert all lanes on I-65 to the northbound direction from Mobile to Montgomery.