MOBILE – The Alabama Department of Transportation anticipates re-opening the northbound side of the I-65 General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge on or before July 5, barring any unforeseen circumstances, according to ALDOT officials.
The northbound bridge has been closed since June 20 to undergo repairs caused by fire damage from a traffic accident on May 22.
The last concrete pour on the structure is scheduled Wednesday night, July 2. The roadway will open as soon as possible after the concrete reaches required strength.
The anticipated bridge re-opening is approximately 10 days ahead of the projected schedule. Around the clock work by the contractor as well as minimal weather impacts have helped facilitate early completion, ALDOT officials said.
The southbound bridge presently accommodates one lane of traffic in each direction. Both lanes will open to southbound traffic once crews remove the temporary traffic control and the concrete barrier rail that currently separates the two lanes. This process is expected to take about a week.