I-20 Westbound work to begin July 8th

Many drivers in the Birmingham area need to get ready for a longer commute.

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to close westbound lanes of I-20 at exit 136 (I-459) at 12.01am on Monday, July 8th. {}The lanes will be closed all the way to exit 130 (I-20/59 interchange).

Drivers can detour around the closed lanes by taking I-459 north to I-59, then taking that south to the interchange with I-20.

Work is expected to last up to 90 days. {}Contractors are being offered incentives to finish early.

The work on westbound lanes follows similar work on eastbound lanes during the spring.