ALDOT: Malfunction Junction lanes to remain closed until at least Wednesday

ALDOT: Malfunction Junction lanes to remain closed until at least Wednesday
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Transportation has announced Malfunction Junction will have lanes closed until at least Wednesday.

The I-59/20 Southbound lanes at I-65 have been closed since last Wednesday following unsafe conditions due to construction.

ALDOT will also fine the contractor an average of $500,000 per day during this closure.

ALDOT is suggesting drivers avoid the interchange if possible.

Below are two detours:

If you cannot avoid the area, ALDOT suggests if you're traveling I-59 Southbound from the Red Mountain Expressway, you will be required to exit on to I-65 N then again exit at 16th Street. From there, cross over to I-65 southbound and drive back south to the I-59 exit and merge back on to 59 S towards Tuscaloosa. There will also be a detour at the 18th Street on-ramp to I-59 Southbound. This ramp will remain closed until this section of highway is complete.

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