ALDOT: I-65 bridge lanes will change this Friday

MOBILE & BALDWIN COUNTIES, Ala. (WALA) – FOX10 News is continuing to monitor the work being done to the General W.K. Wilson Bridge, better known as the Dolly Parton Bridge, just north of Mobile.

Nearly four weeks ago, two semis collided, claiming the life on 70-year-old William McRae. FOX10 News has been frequenting the site in the past few weeks to update you on repairs to the bridge.

As you approach the bridge on I-65, you will see signs warning you of road repairs ahead. The warning signs are posted for several miles in both directions.

On Sunday, FOX10 News traveled to the site. Northbound lanes were open until near where the wreck occurred. Only the left lane was open.

On the other side of the interstate, the southbound lanes were separated into one lane. The one lane states just south of the Bay Minette exit and continues south, past the bridge.

The plan in the upcoming week is to complete two crossovers on the north and south sides of the bridge.

The south crossover will allow northbound drivers to enter one of the southbound lanes, creating a two-way street for the length of the bridge.

On the northbound side, another crossover north of the bridge will be complete just before drivers get to State Route 225, or exit 31 at Bay Minette. That will allow drivers to merge back onto the existing northbound I-65 corridor.

According to ALDOT’s Twitter account, the northbound lanes of traffic will shift to southbound lanes on Friday, June 20.

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