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ALDOT Shares Importance of Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15

The Alabama Department of Transportation and states across the nation are joining forces to ask drivers to slow down and eliminate distractions in work zones in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week on April 11-15. There were 2,349 work zone crashes in Alabama in 2021, including 17 fatalities and 420 crashes with injury. All three categories show a slight…

I-65 Reopens Following Two-Vehicle Crash in Autauga County

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said I-65 is now open after a two-vehicle crash in Autauga County. The crash occurred near MM 191 in Pine Level. Earlier this morning, the crash shut down all lanes of both I-65 NB and SB. Details surrounding the accident have not been released at this time. Categories: Montgomery Metro, News Tags: aldot, autauga county,…

ALDOT to Begin Work on New Traffic Signal in Pike Road

The Alabama Department of Transportation will soon begin work on a new traffic signal in Pike Road. ALDOT officials say workers will install a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Woodland Creek and Alabama Highway 110 (Vaughn Road) on Friday, August 27, weather permitting. The temporary traffic signal will be in place until the Town of Pike Road installs…

National Work Zone Week: ALDOT Remembers Employee Killed on Duty in 2017

Leo H. Fournier Jr., an Alabama Department of Transportation employee killed in a work zone in 2017, had his name added this week to the National Work Zone Memorial. Fournier was killed when a driver under the influence was driving the wrong way on the Atlanta Highway in Montgomery and struck Fournier and two other survey crew members. Fournier graduated from…

ALDOT Launches Work Zone Campaign: Move Over, Slow Down, Save Lives

The Alabama Department of Transportation is joining many states across the nation to encourage drivers to slow down and eliminate distractions in work zones in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 26 – 30. To help bring awareness to the importance of driving safely in work zones, ALDOT is launching the Move Over, Slow Down, Save Lives safety…

New Road Improvement Projects Announced Across Alabama

A new round of road improvement projects has been announced through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP-II). The project funds road projects of local interest, proposed by one or more local governments, related to the state-maintained highway system. The Rebuild Alabama Act requires ATRIP-II to set aside at least $30 million from the Alabama Department of Transporation’s share…

ALDOT Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Week Travel

For the safety of travelers and road construction and maintenance workers, the Alabama Department of Transportation will have no temporary lane closures on interstates during the Thanksgiving holiday from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 29. Alabama Rest Areas and Welcome Centers are open to the public. ALDOT asks travelers to practice social distancing and follow…

Transportation Project on Taylor Road to Start Sunday

The Alabama Department of Transportation says it will start a project today in the hopes of reducing morning congestion on Taylor Road in Montgomery, from north of Berryhill Road to University Court.  ALDOT says the majority of the modifications will be at the intersection of Taylor Road and southern Halcyon Summit Drive.   The Changes Extend queuing lane for I-85 South…