From Exit 269 to Exit 265
Blasting Operation Continues on I-22
BIRMINGHAM - Work continues on Interstate 65 as part of the Alabama Department of Transportation's project to build an interchange to connect I-65 to I-22 in Jefferson County.
Weather permitting, Thursday, December 17 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
there will be intermediate delays as blasting operations continue on I-65. A rolling roadblock will slow I-65 traffic southbound from 2 miles north of Walkers Chapel Road (Exit 269) to approximately 1 mile north of the US 31 Interchange (Exit 265). Traffic interruptions are needed to perform the I-65 southbound Mainline Traffic Switch onto the final wearing layer surface.
This operation will require the use of three (3) Alabama State Troopers. In the event of inclement weather, blasting will not take place.
Once completed, I-22 will be an interstate highway between Birmingham and Memphis, TN.
A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area. 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 further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us