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This is the Progress 59 Online Information Center developed to provide you with ongoing information about projects and improvements to Interstate 59 in Dekalb County, Alabama.

I-59 Project Information

Purple Arrow  Detail Description on Repaving Lanes

Repaving on I-59 from the Etowah County line to south of State Route 35 in Fort Payne, Alabama.



Major Project Benefits
  • Smoother Driving Surface
  • Longer-Lasting Roadbed
  • Wider Lanes
  • Safer Driving Conditions
Length: 19.16 miles
Construction Began: Early 2012
Estimated Scheduled Completion:   August 2014
Project Completed
100%



 red Arrow  Detail Description on Replacing the inside/outside shoulders with asphalt

Replacing the existing inside and outside shoulders with asphalt, partial replacement of existing concrete slabs and constructing an asphalt overlay over the existing concrete from south of State Route 35 in Fort Payne (mile marker 217.850) to the Georgia State Line.


Major Project Benefits

  • Smoother Driving Surface
  • Longer-Lasting Roadbed
  • Wider Lanes
  • Safer Driving Conditions
Length: 23.3 miles
Construction Began: June 2012
Estimated Scheduled Completion: August 2014
Project Completed
100%



Project Map 1

DeKalb County Project Map  

Expected Public Impact:

  • Overnight construction & Slower traffic

Project Map 2

i59 DeKalb Co. Project 2 

Expected Public Impact:

  • One-lane closures and/or a shoulder closures.


Purple Arrow  Construction Updates Follows:

Jan. 6, 2014 - Beginning Jan. 13, weather permitting, motorists will experience one-lane traffic as construction continues on the northbound inside lane from mile marker 208 to 217 and northbound outside lane from mile marker 198.686 to 217.

Additionally, concrete sealing and paving on northbound and southbound lanes between mile markers 198.686 and 203 will begin tentatively March of 2014.
A reduced speed limit of 55 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. State troopers will control traffic and enforce speed limits.


February 1, 2012 ~ Project is underway in Northbound lanes between mile marker 198.686 and 203. Motorists will experience one-lane traffic.



Red Arrow Construction Updates Follows:

Jan. 6, 2014 - Motorists will experience one-lane traffic during concrete sealing on northbound lanes from mile marker 237 to 241.170. Paving is also underway, weather permitting.

A reduced speed limit of 55 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. State troopers will control traffic and enforce speed limits.

June 29, 2012 ~ Construction to replace the inside and outside shoulders with asphalt, partially replace existing concrete slabs and construct an asphalt overlay on existing roadway has begun. Motorists may experience lane/shoulder closures during construction. A reduced speed limit of 55 mph is in effect throughout the work zone. State troopers will control traffic and enforce speed limits..


  •  Lane Closures.
  •  Increased State Trooper Presence.
  •  Accident.
  •  Moderate Public Delays Can Be Expedcted.
  •  A speed limit of 55 mph will be strongly enforced in the Work Zone.
  •  Adhere to the posted speed limits.
  •  Pay attention.
  •  Use proper turn signals for lane changes.
  •  Do not weave in and out of traffic.
  •  Keep a safe distance from the car ahead.
  •  Minimize distractions such as using cellular telephones.
  •  As always, buckle up.
  •  For your safety and the safety of others, watch for lane/ramp closures and detour signs.
  •  Continue to pay attention to work zone signs, even when the work is long term or widespread.
  •  Remain Calm.

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