I-59/20 SB at I-65 to remain closed through weekend

I-59/20 interchange with I-65 in Birmingham (

An emergency closure issued early Thursday morning has shut down I-59/20 SB at the I-65 interchange.

The area will remain closed through the weekend, ALDOT confirms.

According to a 59/20 Bridge social media post, the closure was caused by an unexpected "beam slippage" that ALDOT says occurred while installing a steel girder. The incident stemmed from overnight construction in the area.

The problem is expected to be resolved by Saturday, but in the meantime drivers are urged to use Exit 65 SB at Finley Blvd, take Finley to U.S. 78 and take U.S. 78 to get to I-59/20 SB.

Drivers can also use I-65 NB to 16th Street and then use I-65 SB to get back on I-59 SB as a detour.

Get a look at real-time traffic HERE.

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