Several roadway projects underway in Birmingham metro

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - During your commute to work or school, you may have noticed the orange cones and workers on just about every interstate in the area.

The State Department of Transportation is taking on several major repair projects in the Birmingham metro. All of the repairs could mean a long drive for you, but crews are working hard to make the necessary repairs.     

Construction work started Tuesday on a project to completely redo a portion of the interstate from Hoover to Vestavia, both north and southbound. Outside lanes will be closed as crews set up a barrier wall to separate traffic from work being done and workers. Two lanes will remain open and aldot says the work is really needed.

An expansion project is also underway on I-65 northbound near the Daniel Payne exit in north Birmingham.

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