Etowah 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 Etowah County, Alabama.

Red Arrow Project Description

Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation with Unbounded Concrete Overlay including Bridge Raising & Widening
on I-59 from from south of the Attalla north city limit to the bridge over County Road 276 (Stephen Gap Road)
at Duck Springs.

Length
10.91 miles

Major Project Benefits

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

SCHEDULE:


COMPLETED




Project Map


Etowah County Project Map
 

 

Green ArrowAlternate Routes
Etowah Alternate Routes Map





Construction Updates:


 

2011 Archive of Constuction Updates click here.

 

2010 Archive of Constuction Updates click here.

Loads over 12 feet wide on I-59 in the project area will be required to detour. Northbound wide loads must exit at Exit 181 on to State Route 77 and travel north to U.S. Highway 11, continue north to State Route 68 and then travel east to I-59 at Exit 205 in Collinsville. Southbound wide loads on I-59 will detour at Exit 205 to U.S. Highway 11 as designated.

 


Expected Public Impact:


Lane Closures

  • Motorists will experience two-lane traffic with no passing as the northbound and southbound lanes, respectively are closed for construction during the project.
  • During Phase II thru IV, oversize loads travelling south must exit at Exit 205 and re-enter I-59 South at Exit 188.
  • During Phase II thru IV, oversize loads travelling north must exit Exit 181 (State Route 77) and re-enter I-59 North at Exit 205.
  • During Phase V, oversize loads travelling south must exit at Exit 205 and re-enter I-59 South at Exit 181 (State Route 77).
  • During Phases V, oversize loads travelling north must Exit 181 and re-enter I-59 North at Exit 205.

Increased State Trooper Presence

  • Construction speed limit of 55 MPH will be heavily monitored and enforced by an increased State Trooper presence for the duration of the project.
  • Construction speed limit of 45 MPH at Crossovers will be heavily monitored and enforced by an increased State Trooper presence for the duration of the project.

Accidents

  • During certain phases, any accidents in the project work zone will shut down both lanes until the traffic accidents is cleared.
  • During all phases, drivers are urged to comply with posted speed limits and allow safe following distances to reduce the potential for accidents.

Ramp Closures

  • Planned ramp closures at Exit 188 during certain phases will impact the public's ability to enter and exit I-59.

Public Delays

  • As in all roadway construction projects, the public should anticipate delays especially during high congestion times during the day.



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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