Jefferson County, Alabama

Welcome to the Progress 59 Online Information Center developed to provide you with ongoing information about projects and improvements to Interstate 59 in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Green Arrow Project Description

Repave and Bridge Raising on I-59 from Alabama Adventure Parkway (Exit 110) to north of the CSXT Railroad Overpass in Bessemer, Alabama.

Major Project Benefits
  • Smoother driving surface.
  • Longer-Lasting RoadBeds
  • Wider Lanes
  • Safer Driving Conditions

Length: 1.65 miles
Construction Began:
March  2012
Project Completed: Summer  2012

Project Map

Blue Arrow I-59 SB Detour

I-59 detours map

North Bound Detour I-59 NB Detour

 I-59 detours map

Alternate Routes

  • During NB interstate closures, Through Traffic may use I-65 & I-459.  Local Traffic may use Exit 108
    (Academy Drive) to U.S. Highway 11 North to 19th Street West to I-59 at Exit 112 (18th & 19th Streets).
  • During SB interstate closures, Through Traffic may use I-65 and I-459.  Local Traffic may use Exit 112
    (18th & 19th Streets) to U.S. Highway 11 South to I-59 at Exit 108 (Academy Drive)
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Construction Updates:

Expected Public Impact:

NB & SB Interstate Closures Exit 110 Closure Alternate Routes Increased Law Enforcement

Work Zone Driving Tips

  • Adhere to the posted speed limits.
  • Pay attention.
  • Use proper turn signals for lane changes.
  • Do not weave in and out of traffic.
  • Keep a safe distance from the car ahead.
  • Minimize distractions such as using cellular telephones.
  • As always, buckle up.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, watch for lane/ramp closures and detour signs.
  • Continue to pay attention to work zone signs, even when the work is long term or widespread.
  • Remain Calm.
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