BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) -
A first alert for a traffic headache coming downtown next week. ALDOT is shutting down part of 28th street as a part of the 59/20 Bridge Replacement Project. The closure is bound to add more traffic congestion to an already congested downtown Birmingham.
It will start Monday on 28th street between Richard Arrington Blvd and 11th avenue north. The reason? Construction crews will be working on the bridge deck that crosses the roadway.
28th street will be shutdown starting on Monday until Wednesday, Weather permitting. ALDOT suggests motorist take alternate routes and adjust your arrival and departure times. Remember, if you are driving downtown, you are in a construction zone so slow down.
There will be detour signs up to warn drivers of the change. Other roadways are expected to see additional traffic as drivers try to get around the closed roadway, which means more frustrations for everyone.
“I deal with a lot of like 18 wheelers. So when we get towards the end its a lot of traffic. A lot of times people will go through the light. Just even make turns, go down other streets.” Audreonna Prince said.
Again, ALDOT asks drivers to be patient if they are driving in this area starting Monday through Wednesday next week.