May 21, 2017

Sunday Focus: Malfunction Junction in B'ham.

This is a warning sign, but it could be a wish-list in Birmingham.
That's what we used to call the interchange of I-65 and I-20/59 in Birmingham.

It seemed almost antiquated from the time it was finished, quickly overcome by more traffic than it could handle.



It was a regular fly-over spot during the years in the 1970's when I reported traffic above Birmingham for WERC Radio. So was the stretch of 59/20 through Downtown, past the then brand new Civic Center.








Now a reconstruction project is underway that will close the 59/20 highway bridges for 14 months, reports AL.COM.  

 This is what the interchange will look like when the work is finished according to the state Department of Transportation.




The answer to your question? Almost a half-Billion Dollars.. 

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