I-59/20 Traffic Update
Interstate 59/20 through downtown Birmingham will close for an estimated 14 months beginning in mid- to late-January of 2019, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation, as contractors work to rebuild the aging interstate bridges running through the heart of the city. More information on schedule and alternative routes can be found here.
BCT is working to keep all of our schools and audiences up to date on the most recent developments. Below is the most recent information from ALDOT. We will continue to update you here on how to best get to Birmingham Children’s Theatre in the BJCC. Thank you for your patience at this time as we work to make your experience at BCT as stress-free as possible!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2019
I-59/20 Bridge Project Daily Update, in Birmingham
(CBD) Central Business District Project
Red Mountain Expressway NB ramp to I-59/20 NB will close Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19th from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. to strip bridge overhangs.
I-59/20 SB exits to 31st Street and 25th Street will close Wednesday, June 19th, Thursday, June 20th, and Friday, June 21st from 11 pm until 5 a.m. to strip bridge overhangs.
Listed below are the current City streets that are open/closed beneath the CBD bridges during the reconstruction of the bridges:
· 16th Street N
· 19th Street N
· Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd - between 9th Avenue & Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
· 22nd Street N
· 24th Street N
· 15th Street N
· 18th Street N
· 23rd Street N
· 25th Street N
ALDOT will be operating a 24 hour Hotline for anyone to call with questions about traffic
Motorists are encouraged to use caution, obey the posted speed limits, adjust arrival/departure times, and use I-459 to go around the closures whenever possible. I-459 will be the most efficient way to avoid construction delays and bypass the closure. For local traffic, there will be signed detours along with increased presence of law enforcement, Alabama Service Assistance Patrol (ASAP) trucks, and wrecker service to ensure traffic flows as smoothly as possible.
This work is a part of the I-59/20 Central Business District (CBD) Interchange and Bridge Replacement Project. ALDOT thanks motorists for their patience during this Construction Operation to improve Alabama’s roadways.
ALDOT's mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama. For traffic alerts and updates, please visit our project website at www.5920bridge.com, utilize the ALGO traffic app, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @5920bridge.