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Road projects on I-459

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JEFFERSON COUNTY - AL -

Spring weather is often a good time for road crews to get some improvements made, and that's what's happening along Interstate 459 in Jefferson County.  The Alabama Department of Transportation is closing lanes on I-459 while they perform the asphalt paving operation.  Lane closures stretch northbound from north of Highway 150 to just before US 31.  Crews are patching the road now.  It could take about seven days to finish this part of the process.  This could slow people heading to the Riverchase Galleria, or taking that Hoover exit.

Once patching is complete, on or about April 13, the planning, resurfacing and striping will begin.  This work will progress on both the northbound and southbound lanes until completion.  The rehabilitation of the roads should be finished by mid August.

This Jefferson County pavement rehabilitation is a $4.5 million dollar project.  However, this is just one of several underway now.

Overnight road work will continue through Thursday, April 10 a little farther up the interstate.  From 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. each night, I-459 will have paving work done from south of the Grants Mill Road Interchange to the US 11 Interchange.  This work will include the northbound outside and center lanes.  The southbound lanes will see the same operations, starting Thursday.  They should be wrapped up Saturday, April 12.

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