So, I just got home from Tuscaloosa. I'm finally home for the holidays! At least, until I have to be back in Ttown to fly to Los Angeles
So, here are some updates for road construction between Tuscaloosa and Decatur.
I-20/59 Repaving - Tuscaloosa
Seems like everything is finished. The speed is back up to 70 mph, so you can now drive 70 mph all the way from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham. HOWEVER, there are some odd punctures in the roadway. I don't know where they came from, they just look really weird and out of place, but they definitely weren't put there intentionally. So, it looks like those will have to be repaired.
This is a long with some hillside damage that was cause by this week's massive amounts of rain that caused some hillslides along the road side. Someone needs to tell ALDOT that this is what happens when the most substantial vegetation you have on your roadside is grass... things tend to not hold together nicely. Get some mimosas or something....
I-65/I-22/US 31 Interchange - North Birmingham
I can see progress! The widening is almost finished, though it seems to be in the same status as the last time I updated.
They've actually started clearing out vegetation, and you can actually see, yes SEE the roadway cut coming in from the west. I'm going to try and create a graphic with Bing maps or Google maps so I can really tell you what I saw.
I-65 around Cullman
I don't know what's going on here. I mean, they've finished the great wall of 65, but they've got these wooden stakes out in the median. Don't know what they're for, so if anyone has any idea, tell me.
That's it for now. If I'm able to draw up a map, I'll post it later.