Work continues on Interstate 65 as part of the Alabama Department of Transportation's project to build an interchange to connect I-65 to Corridor X in Jefferson County.
Weather permittingThursday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m., blasting operations will continue on I-65 between Daniel Payne Drive (Exit 264) and Walkers Chapel Road (Exit 267).
A rolling roadblock by Alabama State Troopers and the City of Fultondale police will slow I-65 traffic northbound between the I-20/59 & I-65 Interchange (Exit 261) and Walkers Chapel Road (Exit 267). The operation will also be affecting US-31 southbound and northbound traffic from Ellard Road to the US-31 southbound on ramp to I-65 until blasting is complete. This will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area.