Governor Ivey delivers 2022 State of the State Address, announces widening on I-59 in Jefferson Co.

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 5:06 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 9:48 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Governor Kay Ivey delivered the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Old House Chamber of the State Capitol.

One of her first announcements is good news for some drivers in Jefferson County. Ivey announced through the Rebuild Alabama Act crews will be widening I-59 from Chalkville Mountain Road to I-459, in east Jefferson County near Trussville, from four lanes to six lanes.

Alabama lawmakers are returning to Montgomery to begin the 2022 legislative session. One of the major decisions before legislators will be how to use the state’s remaining pandemic relief funds. Key lawmakers said there are discussions with Gov. Kay Ivey about holding a special session to focus on the pandemic relief funds.

Read the full address below:


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