The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will begin a maintenance project to replace a portion of the bridge deck on Airport Boulevard over Interstate 65 beginning Friday, June 22, 2018. Major delays are expected and drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

The project scope includes repairing the concrete bridge deck in the westbound, outside lane on Airport Boulevard. Motorists can expect for single and double lane closures westbound along Airport Blvd near the area of Interstate 65 while this work commences. In addition, the SB On-Ramp to Interstate 65 will be closed during this period of work. The following detour will be implemented during construction:

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Construction is scheduled to be performed on a continuous around-the-clock basis and an incentive/disincentive has been included in the contract to expedite the completion of the project. The project is expected to be completed within 10 days.

Message boards will be used to notify motorists of upcoming lane closures and construction updates. Updates will also be posted to the @ALDOTMobileArea Twitter page. Motorists are asked to plan ahead and utilize the recommended alternate route to avoid congestion and delays.

The $300,000 contract was awarded to McElhenney Construction LLC.

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