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TRAFFIC ALERT: Overnight lane closures of I-85 at Exit 4 this week

Source: ALDOT Source: ALDOT

Construction of the new Interstate 85 interchange at Perry Hill Road will require some overnight lane closures under the bridge at Exit 4 (Perry Hill Road) to install lane shifts. 

Tuesday Night & Wednesday Morning - March 19 & 20

  • The outside lane of I-85 North will be closed between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • The outside lane of I-85 South will be closed between 10 p.m. and midnight.
  • The two outside lanes of I-85 North will be closed beginning at 11 p.m. until 2 a.m., Wednesday.
  • The inside lane of I-85 North between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., Wednesday. 

The lane shift on I-85 North will be in place with all lanes open by 6 a.m., Wednesday. 

Wednesday Night & Thursday Morning - March 20 & 21 

  • The outside lane of I-85 South will be closed between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • The two outside lanes of I-85 South will be closed beginning at 11 p.m. until 2 a.m., Thursday.
  • The two inside lanes of I-85 South will be closed from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., Thursday. 

The lane shift on I-85 South will be in place with all lanes open by 6 a.m., Thursday. 

A work zone speed limit of 45 mph will be strictly enforced. 

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. 

The $8.4 million interchange improvement project on I-85 at Perry Hill Road (Exit 4) will include bridge widening, additional lanes and new traffic signals. The project is estimated to be completed by November 2014. 

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Dept. of Transportation

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