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TRAFFIC ALERT: Single lane closures for I-85 Outer Loop


The Alabama Department of Transportation says there will be single lane closures on the Interstate 85 Outer Loop tonight and Wednesday, (Feb. 18-19).

ALDOT says, weather permitting, I-85 between mile markers 14 and 16 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. This will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Motorists should anticipate these types of closures throughout the remainder of the year and are requested to consider using alternate routes and adjust drive times.

Also be sure to observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs.

This construction is part of the ongoing Montgomery Outer Loop project to build an extension from I-85 to State Route 110 (Vaughn Road). Under a $66 million contract awarded by the Alabama Department of Transportation, Bessemer-based R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. is realigning portions of U.S. Highway 80 and State Route 126, making ramp changes at the Waugh Exit on I-85, and building a series of overpasses and bridges. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2014.

An additional project, expected to begin at the conclusion of this project and take up to 24 months, will pave the roadway between I-85 and Vaughn Road before the route is opened to traffic.

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