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ALDOT encourages I-20 commuters to use alternative routes, road closures begin midnight

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

Commuters who use Interstate 20 will need to brace for lane closures for the foreseeable futures.

Beginning midnight Monday, if the weather holds up, Alabama Department of Transportation will close the eastbound lanes of I-20 from exit 130 to exit 136.

Crews will be working on asphalt repairs on the eastbound lanes for the first 90 days, then they anticipate doing the same to the westbound lanes for an additional 90 days.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid lengthy delays.  

Commuters who frequently uses the highway have mixed emotions about the roadwork.

"I'm thankful for that, but like I said I hope that the detours are marked clearly. So people know how to handle the situation," said Jennifer Kiker, a commuter.

"Now I'm going to have to go all the way around go to Oporto-Madrid just to come home. there's no other way I can come home to Irondale from that area," Chelsea Jeffries explained.

The project is expected to cost almost $39 million and will rebuild about 10 miles of the interstate in both directions. The entire project is expected to be completed by this winter.

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