CREWS HAVE LESS THAN SEVEN MONTHS LEFT TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION ON THE I-59/20 BRIDGES BEFORE THE MARCH DEADLINE. BUT ALDOT LEADERS SAY THEY’RE ON PACE TO FINISH THAT WORK. CBS 42 NEWS REPORTER CONAN GASQUE JOINS US LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM WITH A LOOK AT WHAT THEY’VE ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR. CONAN? YEAH, THEY’VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS ON THIS PROJECT SINCE CREWS BEGAN WORK IN JANUARY. YOU CAN SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE BEHIND ME, THE BRIDGES REALLY STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE, AND CREWS PUT SEGMENTS TOGETHER IN THE FINAL PHASE OF THIS PROJECT. IF YOU DRIVE THROUGH THIS AREA, YOU’RE STARTING TO SEE THE BRIGES TAKE SHAPE OVERHEAD. AND YOU’RE ALSO PROBABLY TIRED OF TAKING DETOUR ROUTES BY NOW. 59/20 IS OBVIOUSLY CLOSED. BUT THE PROJECT HAS FORCED CLOSURES OF OTHER STREETS, AS WELL. THOSE ARE LIMITED TO THREE STREETS RIGHT NOW – 19TH, 22ND AND 24TH STREETS NORTH, ACCORDING TO ALDOT’S WEBSITE. THEY KEEP AN UPDATED LIST THERE OF THE CLOSURES, AS THEY CHANGE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS. BUT ALDOT LEADERS SAY THE PROGRESS IS GOING WELL, AND THEY’RE ON PACE TO MEET THE DEADLINE OF BEING DONE BY MARCH OF NEXT YEAR. LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM, CONAN GASQUE, CBS 42 NEWS, LOCAL COVERAGE YOU CAN COUNT ON. YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW… STILL AHEAD, BIRMINGHAM MAYOR RANDALL WOODFIN ON HIS BIRMINGHAM PROMISE. A Birmingham high school graduate who would like to attend a two year or four year public

ALDOT expects crews to meet construction deadline
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