I-59 emergency bridge repairs begin

The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that construction began today on emergency bridge repairs at Interstate 59 and DeKalb County 140 at Sulphur Springs (Exit 239).

After the bridge was damaged in a crash May 29, ALDOT sought bids and awarded a $628,200 emergency contract for repairs to Wright Brothers Construction.

I-59 southbound is currently reduced to one lane. Following the crash, ALDOT installed concrete barriers to protect damaged bridge columns so that traffic could be safely restored to the inside southbound lane while repairs take place. The outside southbound lane of I-59 and CR-140 in both directions at the overpass will remain closed until repairs are complete.

ALDOT anticipates repairs being completed sometime in July.

For more information, media contact, or to stay current on repairs, contact Alabama Department of Transportation North Region Public Information Officer Seth Burkett, at 56-505-4964 or burketts@dot.state.al.us.

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