I-59/20 bridge replacement project continues impacting traffic

I-59/20 bridge project and traffic problems

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - You’re likely to see heavy traffic on Carraway Boulevard any time of day.

“The only thing I can say is its congested,” J.B. Pearson said.

Work on the I-59/20 bridge project is on schedule, but ALDOT Regional engineer DeJarvis Leonard said traffic remains an issue.

“Relative well. We got some things we would still like to modify. Primarily is 11th Avenue, 12th Avenue along Carraway. We are still working with the city to modify the signals and controllers in those areas,” Leonard said.

Another issue remains the large number of big rigs or 18-wheeler trucks going through neighborhoods.

“One of the issues we are still having is with the trucks, and we working with the city trying to address the situation through the neighborhood’s primarily,” Leonard said.

Leonard said it would be up to the city to work with law enforcement to cut down on the those truckers going into communities. Drivers admit its frustrating but its just something they have to cope with during construction.

“I know the tractor trailers are going to have to get to where they are going, so we are just going to have to get used to being around them,” Pearson said.

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