For the safety of the traveling public, construction industry workers and maintenance crews, the Alabama Department of Transportation will limit temporary lane closures on interstates after noon, Friday, May 25, through midnight, Monday, May 28.
In Birmingham, I-59/20 northbound at milepost 124 will be closed Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. Detour routes will be marked for motorists to follow. No other temporary lane closures are planned around the state.
Holiday Driving Tips-
With increased traffic expected on roads around the state, ALDOT is asking travelers to allow extra time to reach their destination. ALDOT offers the following reminders for the Memorial Day holiday weekend:
1. Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
People are seven times more likely to die in a crash when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as shown in ALDOT crash reports. Designating a sober driver before drinking is key to preventing these deadly crashes.
2. Wear your seat belt, in both front and rear seats.
Surviving a crash is much more likely when wearing a seat belt. Latest stats from Drive Safe Alabama show that almost 60 percent of people dying in crashes on Alabama highways are not wearing a seat belt.
More safe driving tips are available on the Drive Safe Alabama Facebook page.
(See Alabama Crash Facts for more crash data.)